Staithes RNLI team yomp along the clifftops for Mayday
A team of Staithes and Runswick lifeboat volunteers successfully completed a leg of the Cleveland Way on Monday as part of the RNLI’s national Mayday campaign.
The RNLI’s Mayday campaign is an annual event aimed at fundraising for the volunteer charity and to raise awareness of safety at sea and along the shoreline. The Staithes team, consisting of crew, management and shore helpers, devoted their walk to cliff walking safety, handing out badges, stickers and safety advice to other walkers along the way.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.