We have been hit hard by Covid-19 with all fundraising events cancelled. However, it continues to be called on to save lives at sea with its highly trained volunteer crew members being on call twenty four hours a day, ready to risk their lives in all weathers to help others. The cost to launch a lifeboat to rescue people has remained the same but income to cover this has fallen dramatically with the onset of Covid-19 and lockdown.
During the whole of September, you can take up the challenge of the 5.65 km (or 3.5 miles) route from our Lytham boathouse (on Central Beach, FY8 5LG) to our St Annes boathouse on South Promenade, Eastbank Road, FY8 1SJ). Everyone is welcome runners, walkers, toddlers, pram pushers, dog walkers, wheel chair and mobility scooter users. Fancy dress is not necessary but if you wish to dress up to brighten the day please do so. The beauty of having a month to complete the challenge is that it up to you when you can fit it in to your time schedule and you can take part any time of day on any day of the week. There is the added bonus of using our brand new, just opened promenade coastal path from Lytham to the beach at St Annes which, providing the weather is good, gives great views over the Ribble Estuary and the Irish Sea to the Welsh mountains. We are hoping to raise £3,000.00 which is the average monthly running cost of Lytham St Annes lifeboat stations.
To enter, either send us a Strava/Fitbit map of your run and time or send us pictures at the start and finish lines and let us know your time - entries can be submitted on all social media platforms with the hashtag #legitforlifeboats. We suggest £10 per adult and £5 per child as this is the usual cost but the amount is entirely up to you. You can also ask your supporters to sponsor you and donate too if you wish.
Unfortunately there won t be a welcoming café and barbeque at the boathouse as usual but you will be rewarded with the knowledge that you have helped to raise much needed funds for this vital lifesaving service.
For more information or any queries please contact Alison Young at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can either hover over the QR code in the poster above for the link to our Just Giving page, or click the direct link HERE
To download a poster and/or make your own DIY flag as pictured below, please download the pdf HERE