Huge challenge for Jayson and Adam

Adam Towse and Jayson Stephenson
Adam Towse and Jayson Stephenson

Bridlington lifeboat crewman Jayson Stephenson and his friend Adam Towse are gearing up for a punishing challenge this weekend.

They are aiming to lift the weight of the heaviest type of lifeboat used in the UK to raise money for the lifeboat crew.

They will both have to complete 350 bench presses of 60kg, which will get them to 42 tonnes - the equivalent of the RNLI’s Severn class vessel.

That model is even bigger than Bridlington’s new all-weather Shannon class boat, the Antony Patrick Jones, which arrived in the town last November.

Jayson and Adam will start at 10.30am on Saturday, outside the lifeboat house on the Spa Promenade, and they would love to see members of the public there giving them support.

The lift is one of a number of events organised by Bridlington RNLI fund-raising chairman Bob Taylor and his team throughout May.

On Sunday, the lifeboat crew have teamed up with second-year students at East Riding College in Bridlington to organise a music festival as part of their community support project

Rock the Boat will be held at the Telegraph on Quay Road from 2pm and will feature local artists including Ska Head, Not Neil Young, Shamrock Experience and Joe Stephenson.

For the second year, there will be a Welly Walk on Bank Holiday Monday, which sets off from the lifeboat station between 11am and 4pm.