Pounding the streets to support RNLI

RNLI volunteers taking part in this years Great North Run - Nicky Ridley, Amy Crowther, Charlotte Cook, Emily Jackson, Tom Clark, Dave Jackson, Lee Marton and Keith Eade. Picture by RNLI/Dave Barry.
RNLI volunteers taking part in this years Great North Run - Nicky Ridley, Amy Crowther, Charlotte Cook, Emily Jackson, Tom Clark, Dave Jackson, Lee Marton and Keith Eade. Picture by RNLI/Dave Barry.

Runners are being sought to help pound the street to help raise money for the RNLI.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution already has a number of people taking part in the Great North Run on September 11 to help raise money for the charity.

And they have places available for anyone looking to sign up.

Regular Great North Run runner and volunteer crew member at Blyth Lifeboat Station, Rob Brister, said: “The Great North Run is one of my favourite events.

“As a volunteer myself, I really do appreciate the support the charity receives, ensuring we have kit and training to continue to operate a 24-hour search and rescue service.”

RNLI Community Fundraising Manager, Anne Scott, said: “The Great North Run is truly electric and one of our key fundraising events of the year.

“With 237 lifeboat stations, the RNLI operates a 24-hour search and rescue service covering 19,000 miles of coastline around the UK and Republic of Ireland, and in 2015 rescued a staggering 7,973 people.

“As a charity reliant on voluntary donations, fundraising for the RNLI by running in the Great North Run really helps our volunteers to continue saving lives at sea.”

Runners who already have a ballot place can still register to run for the RNLI up until the end of August.

Anyone interested can visit RNLI.org/GreatNorthRun or email events@rnli.org.uk