Scarborough-Blackpool run raises nearly £7k
Scarborough RNLI’s cross-country relay run on 18 and 19 October raised £6,930 for the charity.
A dozen volunteers took it in turns to run 145 miles to Blackpool lifeboat station. Accompanied by three support vehicles, they each ran about 10 miles, with some doing up to 30. It took 22 hours, seven fewer than they thought it would take.
The proceeds of an earlier fundraiser by Blackpool RNLI were shared with Scarborough RNLI who reciprocated by donating £3,000 from the relay run to Blackpool.
Blackpool RNLI’s lifeboat operations manager, Keith Horrocks, said: ‘We’re really grateful to our fellow RNLI volunteers from Scarborough lifeboat station. Their fundraising effort in the summer was incredible and will benefit the communities of both Scarborough and Blackpool. We’re really thrilled that they have chosen to donate £3,000 of the money they raised towards our D-class appeal.'
The £52,000 appeal was launched with an RNLI fish supper in October. To donate, visit www.RNLI.org/BlackpoolAppeal
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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 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.