Teenagers taking on MayDay miles challenge to raise funds for Bridlington RNLI

Two teenagers are putting their best feet forward to raise funds for the RNLI.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:00 pm
Abigail Holmes and Evie Pattison with some of the RNLI crew members.

Abigail Holmes and Evie Pattison, both 14, are looking to walk 100 miles as part of the RNLI’s Mayday fundraising event the Mayday Mile and have recruited their mums to join them.

Over the past few years Abi and Evie have raised more than £4,200 for Bridlington RNLI through bake sales, book stalls, raffles and selling unwanted items.

Gill Holmes, Abi’s mum, said: “The girls set off with a small donation but with the support of the RNLI in Bridlington they became hooked on fundraising.

“They saw the cost of kit and originally set themselves a target of £2,500 for one full kit for the Shannon boat. Now they have a £5,000 target and hope to raise £200 with the walk challenge.”

Go to tinyurl.com/jtawkazm to donate to the girls’ JustGiving page.

A statement on the JustGiving page said: “Too many people are still drowning. More than ever we need the RNLI’s help.

“As a charity, the RNLI depends on our donations so it can go on saving lives and keeping us and our loved ones safe. RNLI lifesavers are our lifeline.

“They’re the lifeboat crews who provide 24-hour search and rescue right around the UK and Ireland.

“The lifeguards keeping watch on 240 of the busiest beaches in the UK and Channel Islands. And the RNLI safety teams and educators working tirelessly to stop people getting into trouble in the first place.

“Thank you.”