An intrepid group oflife-savers will be undertaking a gruelling challenge to raise vital funds for two local charities.
The East Riding Lifeguards will be taking part in a unique sponsored ‘Stretcher and Crash Bag’ walk around the Flamborough headland on Monday 2nd September.
Lifeguards will be walking 10 miles with a stretcher and a “casualty” on a spinal board. The route will start and finish at the Ship Inn at Sewerby and follow the footpaths around the peninsular with team members taking it in turns to carry the ‘casualty’ and the lifesaving equipment. The total weight is around 40kg.
The organiser of the event lifeguard A.J. Shepherd said: “We are raising money for the RNLI Flamborough Lifeboat and also RSPB Bempton Cliffs…two great local charities.
The aim is to raise as much as we can with donations on the day.
We are hoping to raise around £1000, which will be shared between the two charities.”
Around twenty lifeguards are expected to take part in the challenge the day after the Lifeguard service finishes patrols on the public beaches of the East Riding for the summer season.
Continued AJ: “All the amazing support so far is greatly appreciated. If you feel like you can help us out to reach this target, please head down to any of the lifeguard units on a lifeguarded beach.”
It is understood that this is the first time any group have undertaken a stretcher challenge around the Yorkshire coastline.
Alternatively donations can be made through a JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lifeguard-stretcher-carry