Like all charities, the RNLI, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, has been hit hard by Covid-19 with all fundraising events cancelled for over a year. However, it continues to be called on to save lives at sea with its highly trained volunteer crew members being on call 24 hours a day, ready to risk their lives in all weathers to help others. The expenses to launch a lifeboat to rescue people have remained the same but income to cover this has fallen dramatically.
The popular annual challenge to raise these vital funds in Lytham St Annes, Leg it for the Lifeboats, can t be held over one day as it used to be, but in 2020 it did go ahead, albeit in a very different and safe way. This is the plan for 2021!
During the whole of May, 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. The 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.
There s no need to register. All we ask is that you take some photographs at the start and finish and share them with us at our Facebook page (@LythamStAnnesRnliPage) so we can spread the word and then please go on our Just Giving page
to make a donation. 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.
Commemorative T shirts are available to buy at £10 each, available from mid-April. Please follow this link below to pre-order these limited edition shirts and chose your preferred delivery/collection options. You will receive an e-mail when your T-shirt is ready for collection at one of the locations below.
The RNLI Shop, St Annes, South Promenade, Lytham St Annes, FY8 1SJ Open Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00, Sat-Sun 11:30-1500.
The RNLI Shop, Lytham, Central Beach, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire. FY8 5LD Open Mon-Sun 11:00-1500
Pembertons Farm Shop, Birks Farm, Ballam Rd, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 4NL Open Mon-Sat 09:00 - 17:00; Sun 10:00-16:00
Ansdell Post Office, 53 Commonside, Lytham St.Annes, Lancacshire, FY8 4DJ. Open Mon Fri 09:00 17:30, Sat 09:30 12:30
For more information or any queries please contact Alison Young at email address email@example.com