As part of a nationwide RNLI fundraising campaign – The Mayday Mile – volunteer crew at Flamborough aim to collectively cover 205 miles during the month of May.
And the first day of fundraising, on May 1st, proved to be a successful one with RNLI mascot Stormy Stan joined by crew members, volunteers and even a giant red lobster for a walk along the headland from the Lighthouse to the RNLI station at South Landing.
Last year, Flamborough Lifeboat covered a total of 205 operational miles on call-outs, so crew members decided to match this in a variety of fundraising ways – including walking, running, cycling, swimming and sailing to raise much needed funds for the South Landing station.
Flamborough RNLI press officer Ian Smith, said: “A further activity will be held on Sunday 9th May which will see crew members walking a mile wearing full kit on the beach at South Landing.”
Donations will be gratefully received: Just Giving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/flamborough-rnli-branch? or through Flamborough Lifeboat Station Facebook page.
At Bridlington Lifeboat station two youngsters, Abi and Evie, have been busy raising funds.
To date, they have collected over £4200, and with the the help of their mums took part in the Mayday Mile.
But instead of one mile the girls have decided to complete 100 miles each over the next few weeks and they started their challenge in style with a walk from Sewerby Hall to Fraisthorpe on 1st May.
To make a donation: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gillian-holmes8