Determined six-year-old Maizie raises cash for Margate RNLI

Maisie Barnes meets the crew and gives the cheque to cheque to lifeboatman Keith Patrick

A determined six-year-old has walked four miles to raise cash for the Margate RNLI despite suffering with joint hypermobility syndrome.

Maizie Barnes walked from their Sweyn Road home in Cliftonville with her parents Ria and Simon to her grandparent’s home in Queen Bertha Avenue, Birchington.

The walk raised £200 for the RNLI and a cheque for the amount has been presented to crew at Margate.

A spokesman for Margate RNLI said: “It was a pleasure to meet six year old Maizie Barnes and her family at the lifeboat station.

“Maizie completed a sponsored walk from Cliftonville to Birchington in aid of the RNLI, raising a fantastic £200 for the cause of saving life at sea. Maizie was able to meet the lifeboat crew, watch the inshore lifeboat launching on exercise and have a guided tour of the all-weather lifeboat.”