Thrill-seekers sought by RNLI

Forth Rail Bridge Abseil in aid of the RNLI
Forth Rail Bridge Abseil in aid of the RNLI

BRIDLINGTON is well known for thinking up new ways to raise money for the RNLI but this stunt is only for the thrill-seekers.

The charity which helps keep our lifeboats afloat has been given the chance to run a fund-raising abseil from the Humber Bridge to raise cash.

The last such event was in 2006 and the RNLI now has permission for a second sponsored abseil during the weekend of May 26 and 27, which it hopes could raise more than £20,000.

RNLI events manager Lisa Connor said: “Abseiling 110ft from the Humber Bridge roadside down to Hessle foreshore is an experience not to be missed.

“We have 300 places for people who want to take the plunge and have already received a lot of interest from RNLI supporters.

Entry costs £30 and all those who take part are asked to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship.

Entry is on a first come, first served basis and entrants must be aged 14 and above on the day of the abseil. All participants will receive full fundraising support and an RNLI t-shirt.

For more information or to take part, go to www.rnli.org.uk/humberabseil, call 0161 787 8779 or email lisa_connor@rnli.org.uk.