Intrepid beach Lifeguards who undertook a ten-mile walk carrying a stretcher and a 40kg ‘casualty’ have raised over £2,000 for two local charities.
In total twenty two lifeguards undertook the challenge… the day after their summer duties on the beaches around Bridlington and the East Riding had finished for the season.
The group started and finished their walk from the Ship Inn at Sewerby and walked a route around the coastal headland taking turns to carry the stretcher weighted down with a training dummy.
Event organiser and lifeguard A.J. Shepherd said: “There were 22 East Riding Lifeguards who completed the walk. Unfortunately, it did rain along the way, but it didn’t dampen our spirits too much. Most of the lifeguards did, however, wake up with some blisters on their shoulders from carrying the stretcher.”
All monies raised will be split between Flamborough RNLI and RSPB Bempton Cliffs.
Added AJ: “We would like to thank everyone who donated and helped raise awareness of the charity event.”