‘Chris’s Quest’ reached Arranmore this weekend as the Englishman continues his journey in Ireland.
Car mechanic and keen amateur photographer Chris Mason is driving on a mission to raise funds for the RNLI by visiting every lifeboat station in the UK and Ireland.
Chris is going to spend his free time during weekends and holidays over the next year completing the challenge and clocking up hundreds of miles, living in his car to save accommodation expenses.
RNLI supporter Chris, who lives in Cornhill-on-Tweed in the Scottish Borders, was so moved by the bravery and efforts watching lifeboat crews in action on TV programme ‘Saving Lives at Sea’, that he decided he wanted to do his bit to help support the charity that saves lives at sea and on the water.
Chris said “My main aim is to raise as much money for the RNLI as I can.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the crew at each station and having the chance to thank them for the amazing work they do saving lives at sea and on the water.”
Chris arrived in Arranmore on Sunday (22 May) to visit the RNLI station where he was met by lifeboat press officer Nora Flanagan.
Chris said he was really thankful to the Arranmore Blue Ferry who sponsored his ferry trip and also how proud he is of the generosity of Irish people who have offered him accommodation, food and fuel.
You can support Chris with donations for his challenge by going to fundraising website gofundme.com and search for “Chris’s Quest Lifeboat Station Tour”. His Facebook page gives donations directly to the RNLI.