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RNLI charity walker Alex Ellis-Roswell arrives in Cromer on his 9,500 mile trek along the British and Irish coasts

PUBLISHED: 15:54 07 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:54 07 September 2017

RNLI charity walker Alex Ellis-Roswell, second from right, arrives in Cromer on his 9,500 mile trek. Pictured with him by the Cromer lifeboat are, L-R, full-time crewman Paul Watling, and volunteers Reis Khalil anf Mark Southgate. Picture: David Bale

RNLI charity walker Alex Ellis-Roswell, second from right, arrives in Cromer on his 9,500 mile trek. Pictured with him by the Cromer lifeboat are, L-R, full-time crewman Paul Watling, and volunteers Reis Khalil anf Mark Southgate. Picture: David Bale

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RNLI charity walker Alex Ellis-Roswell arrived in Cromer on Thursday, September 7 on his 9,500 mile trek along the British and Irish coasts.

The adventurous fundraiser has only 500 miles to go of his epic journey, in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

He set off from his hometown Margate in Kent in August 2014, and is due to finish in November.

The 24-year-old is raising money for RNLI lifeboat stations across the country and so far has raised £60,000, surpassing his initial £10,000 target. He said: “I raised £1,000 just in Norfolk.”

The stations have been providing him with shelter and sustenance along the way.

It has been a smooth-sailing journey so far for Mr Ellis-Roswell but he has run into some trouble along the way, not least a confrontation with a herd of bulls in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. He was also locked in a church in Cornwall.

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