Miles and miles for the RNLI

Lesley and Evan Falkous
Lesley and Evan Falkous

A mother and son have taken on a mammoth challenge for the Amble Shannon Lifeboat Appeal – this year’s Jam Jar Army charity.

Lesley Falkous and nine-year-old Evan are running themselves ragged this year to support the cause and will officially open Amble Harbour Day, on Sunday, August 30.

Evan is passionate about the RNLI and loves spending his time at the lifeboat station or talking about it.

Throughout 2015, Evan has pledged to run twelve 5k events, aiming for one per month, and is on track so far.

He will also be running the Mini Great North Run as part of his challenge.

While Evan is busy with his 5ks, Lesley set herself a personal challenge of running 1,000 miles this year.

Having never run more than 400 in a year before, this in itself is daunting.

To keep herself motivated, she has entered as many events as funding will allow and so far has completed 12 10ks, half-marathons and marathons with the Blaydon Race and Great North Run among those still to come.

Visit https://www.justgiv to sponsor the pair.

Meanwhile, an open day at Alnmouth Golf Club (Foxton Hall) last month raised £600 for the Amble Shannon Appeal.

John Young, chairman of the Amble lifeboat management team, was there to receive a cheque from club captain Ronnie Matthews.

A plaque was presented to the club for their continued support of the RNLI over many years.