Team pulls in the coffers for RNLI fund

Charity Lifeboat Pull from Bridlington  Coastgaurd Station through the Town'PA1118-1a'Start Point with Liam Dealtry
Charity Lifeboat Pull from Bridlington Coastgaurd Station through the Town'PA1118-1a'Start Point with Liam Dealtry

THE third annual Lifeboat charity pull wound its way through Bridlington town centre to pull in the money for the RNLI.

Despite a lack of teams taking part this year, the event still managed to raise £270 for Bridlington Lifeboat thanks to the efforts of the crew.

Organiser Coun Liam Dealtry said: “It was absolutely fantastic. Everybody loved it, and to say that we didn’t have any teams taking part, £270.80 is a fantastic amount to raise.

“People really got involved, the atmosphere was fantastic and it turned out to be a great day.

“The lifeboat lads, the police, St John’s Ambulance, Coastguard and individuals who helped did me proud.

“Everybody really pulled their weight and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in the event.” Coun Dealtry offered special thanks to former Gala Bingo worker Stephen Grimley who made an individual donation of £60.70 which he had received from colleagues who made a collection for his retirement.

Coun Dealtry said: “I thought it was really nice of him to give all the money to the Lifeboat, it really helped us push our total up.”

The lifeboat crew themselves pulled the boat from the coastguard station on Lime Kiln Lane down to the seafront inshore station on Bank Holiday Monday.

Despite the event not attracting any teams this year, Coun Dealtry is confident that it will continue next year and is looking at involving Flamborough Lifeboat crew as well as the Bridlington crew and any other teams interested in taking part.