Eight year old Hali Green took up the RNLI’s Mayday Mile a Day Challenge aiming to complete 200 miles in the lifeboat charity’s bicentenary year.

But as she paid a visit to the RNLI lifeboat station in Lyme Regis today (May 24th) her mother Tasha said: “We had hoped to announce that Hali had reached her target of 200 today but she has almost doubled that and will continue the challenge until the end of May hoping to raise well over £200.

“Hali’s autism has contributed to her love of the sea and pulled her towards an admiration of the RNLI and its volunteers. I am very proud of her.”

Hali and Tasha, from Weymouth, visited Lyme Regis with Teresa Drage, fundraising chair of the Weymouth RNLI.

Hali’s walks have been largely on the coast and she combines her mile a day with litter picking.