Lifeboat crews ready to raise money for kit

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Our two local lifeboat stations are holding fund-raising events over the Bank Holiday weekend as part of the RNLI’s national Mayday campaign.

In Bridlington, the town’s first Welly Walk sets off from the new boathouse at 10.30am. It is an 8.5km route to Sewerby and back.

Another walk to the south of the town departs at 11am and it is hoped everyone who takes part will put on their favourite pair of wellies.

Tickets cost £15 for a family ticket, for two adults and two children, and single tickets are £6 for adults and £4 for children, and can be bought on the day.

Bob Taylor, fund-raising chairman for Bridlington RNLI, said: “The event promises to be a fun occasion that the whole family can enjoy.

“Both of Bridlington RNLI’s lifeboats will be on show, with an opportunity to meet some of the crew.”

Meanwhile, Flamborough’s crew and supporters will be raising money in the village hall on Saturday, between 10am and 2pm.

The event will see Maypole dancing, sword dancing, various craft stalls, a raffle, a bouncy castle and refreshments.

David Freeman, Flamborough RNLI volunteer lifeboat operations manager said: “RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland are willing to drop everything to go and save lives at sea when their pagers beep.

“The Mayday campaign is our own call for help, as we rely on the generosity of the public to help us continue our lifesaving service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

Across the country, the RNLI is hoping to raise £750,000 during May.