A FATHER and daughter duo have walked all the way from Weston-super-Mare to Burnham-on-Sea to raise money for the RNLI.

Roy Elmes and Daughter Lisa Smith had elected to boost RNLI funds by walking from the Grand Pier at Weston-super-mare to Burnham-on-Sea Pavilion, a distance of almost ten miles.

On Saturday, May 25, with the warm sunny weather on their side and a cooling coastal breeze, they arrived on schedule at around 1:00pm.

To donate to the fundraiser, visit the JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/page/royston-elmes-1707580175542?utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=page%2Froyston-elmes-1707580175542&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=pfp-share

On hand to welcome them were Fundraising Chair Denise Gocher and treasurer Jan Pearce, plus station Lifeboat Press Officer Mike Lang, with an invitation to visit Burnham lifeboat station for tea, biscuits

They were also treated to a short rest whilst being treated to a brief introduction to the station lifeboats and launching tractors.

Both Roy and Lisa were presented with fundraising medals as a symbol of thanks for their support of the RNLI's life-saving lives at sea core values.

Lisa said: "We are pleased to announce that we will have raised £450, a combination of cash donations and our ‘Just-giving’ fund-raising page." 

Duty Launch Authority Nigel Morton, who opened up the station especially to welcome the pair, said: "That is truly a commendable effort, so many thanks to you both."