Seahouses lifeboat crew go an extra mile for the RNLI Mayday Mile Appeal

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Seahouses lifeboat crew go an extra Mile or 70 for the RNLI Mayday Mile Appeal – they actually did 120!

Seahouses Lifeboat Crew - Stretcher carry lap 1

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Seahouses Lifeboat Crew - Stretcher carry lap 1
Seahouses lifeboat crew have gone the extra mile for the RNLI’s Mayday Fund Raising Appeal, and in honour of Her Majesty’s 70 year Platinum Jubilee.

An RNLI stretcher with the training dummy (human weight) was carried in relays by the crew and completed not 70, but an amazing 120 circuits of a mile route around Seahouses.

The crew were ably assisted by a station Launch Authority and the Treasurer and the aim was to raise £700 for RNLI funds.

The RNLI's mascot Stormy Stan was on hand to entertain the children, and the lifeboats were available to view. The children also enjoyed climbing aboard the stationary inshore lifeboat for a photo opportunity.

The RNLI Face to Face and Water Safety Teams were also on hand, handing out safety advice, as were members of the crew, to greet the public and answer questions about the station’s Shannon class and inshore lifeboats and the RNLI.

Despite a cool and cloudy day, the event was well supported and enjoyed by both the crew and visitors.

Provisional estimates indicate that over £1000 was raised for RNLI Funds.

RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Ian Clayton added: 'The Crew put in a terrific effort, and a special thanks goes out to them and everyone who helped support us to make the day such a success.'

The Station was also pleased to welcome David Holdsworth from Wakefield, who was on a tour of RNLI Lifeboat stations, raising money for the RNLI in a sponsored VW Campervan.

He travelled to Seahouses after visiting Eyemouth and Berwick, and was heading on to Craster, Amble and hopefully Newbiggin. He did not leave Seahouses empty handed and left with various tokens of his visit including some RNLI 'Respect the Water' pint glasses.

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For more information please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]


Face to Face Team and the challenge board

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Face to Face Team and the challenge board
Seahouses Lifeboat Crew - Stretcher carry lap 2

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Seahouses Lifeboat Crew - Stretcher carry lap 2
Seahouses Crew and Water Safety Officer Lynsey Carr with David Holdsworth

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Seahouses Crew and Water Safety Officer Lynsey Carr with David Holdsworth
David Holdsworth with Stormy Stan (Vol Coxn Keith Slater)

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David Holdsworth with Stormy Stan (Vol Coxn Keith Slater)
Seahouses Mayday Mile Event

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Seahouses Mayday Mile Event

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