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Staithes RNLI team yomp along the clifftops for Mayday

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Staithes RNLI team and Sandsend RNLI lifeguards join forces on Mayday relay walk

RNLI/Ceri Oakes

Staithes RNLI team and Sandsend RNLI lifeguards join forces on Mayday relay walk
Carrying the RNLI flag and the distinctive RNLI ‘Yellow Welly’ , the seven strong team walked eight miles along the clifftop from Staithes to Sandsend where they handed on the ensign and sea boot to a team of RNLI Lifeguards who completed the trip to Whitby lifeboat station.

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.

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