Two months ago he was welcomed at RNLI stations across Norfolk, and now Alex Ellis-Roswell’s epic fundraising walk is nearly over

RNLI charity walker Alex Ellis-Roswell, second from right, arrived in Cromer in September. With, L-R

RNLI charity walker Alex Ellis-Roswell, second from right, arrived in Cromer in September. With, L-R, Paul Watling, Reis Khalil anf Mark Southgate, Picture: David Bale - Credit: Archant

After 9,500 miles, including several hundred in our region, Alex Ellis-Roswell's epic fundraising walk is nearly over.

Over three years ago, the 24-year-old set out from Minnis Bay in Kent to walk round the British and Irish coastlines to pay tribute to his late father and raise money for the RNLI.

Now the finish line is in sight, as he will be returning to that very spot on Saturday, November 11, where everyone will be waiting to greet him.

On his arrival in Cromer on September 7, he told lifeboat crew he had raised £1,000 just in Norfolk.

Elsewhere, he has been chased by bulls and met Princess Anne. He's slept in church doorways, sheep sheds and bird hides, visited over 200 lifeboat stations – and raised £62,000 for the lifesaving charity.

He said: 'I'm excited to be close to finishing and raising a great sum for the RNLI and its volunteers.'

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