Leg it for Lytham St Annes Lifeboats

Leg it for Lytham St Annes Lifeboats 2021

Leg it for Lytham St Annes Lifeboats is back for 2021 – why don’t you take part!

Above photo: from left volunteer crew members Josh Willder, Simon Brown and Stormy Stan ready to set off

The popular annual ‘Leg it for Lifeboats’ to raise vital funds in Lytham St Annes, can’t be held on one day as it used to be. But it went ahead in 2020, albeit in a very different and safe way. This is the plan again for 2021!

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Leg it for Lytham Lifeboats 2021
Leg it for Lytham Lifeboats 2021
  • During the whole of May, you can take up the challenge of the 5.65 km (or 3.5 miles) route
  • From Lytham boathouse on Central Beach, FY8 5LG to St Annes boathouse on South Promenade, Eastbank Road, FY8 1SJ.
  • Everyone is welcome – runners, walkers, toddlers, pram pushers, dog walkers, wheelchairs and mobility scooter users.
  • Fancy dress is not necessary but if you wish to dress up to brighten the day please do so!
Stormy Stan at St Annes Beach Huts
Stormy Stan at St Annes Beach Huts

At your own time and pace

The beauty of having a month to complete the challenge is that you can fit it in to your schedule. Complete the challenge any time of day on any day of the week. The promenade coastal path from Lytham to the beach at St Annes 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 on the Facebook page @LythamStAnnesRnliPage. Spread the word – then please go to our Just Giving page to make your donation.

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/LegItfoLytham2021

RNLI 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.

Get your own T Shirt

Commemorative T shirts are available to buy at £10 each, available from mid-April.

Leg it for Lytham Lifeboats 2021 T Shirt
Leg it for Lytham Lifeboats 2021 T Shirt

Pre-order these limited edition shirts and choose your preferred delivery/collection options. 
You will receive an e-mail when your T-shirt is ready for collection from one of the locations below.

  • The RNLI Shop, St Annes, South Promenade,  Lytham St Annes, FY8 1SJ Open 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, Lancashire, FY8 4DJ. Open Mon Fri 09:00 17:30, Sat 09:30 12:30

For more information or any queries please contact Alison Young, email rnli.leg.it@gmail.com

At Your Leisure

The beauty of having a month to complete the challenge is that it up to you when you can fit it in to your own schedule and take part at any time of day or day of the week. 

Graham Schofield and Toby at the finish poster
Volunteer crew member Graham Schofield and Toby at the finish poster

Enjoy the added bonus of using the brand new, just opened promenade coastal path from Lytham to the beach at St Annes. Providing the weather is good, you’ll see the great views over the Ribble Estuary and the Irish Sea to the Welsh mountains.

How to Take Part

There’s no need to register.

All we ask is that you take some photographs at the start and finish and share them on our Facebook page @LythamStAnnesRnliPage

Please go to 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. 

Unfortunately there won’t be a welcoming café and BBQ 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 life saving service. Thank you.

Leg it for Lytham St Annes Lifeboats Sets Off!

The Lytham St Annes RNLI Lifeboat Station has started its month long Leg It for the Lifeboats 2020.

Coxswain Tom Stuart and volunteer colleagues from the lifeboat crew set off from the Lytham Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) House heading for St Annes All-weather Lifeboat (ALB) House. Their walk heralded with a send off from Lytham Town Crier Colin Ballard.

Leg it for Lytham St Annes Lifeboats
Leg it for Lytham St Annes Lifeboats sets off. From left Coxswain / Mechanic Tom Stuart, Staff Coxswain Andrew McHaffie, crew member John Chamley, Coxswain / Mechanic Martin Jaggs, about to set off with Lytham Town Crier Colin Ballard

Since then more volunteer crew members and supporters have followed the route to help raise funds to save lives at sea.  

Like all charities, the RNLI, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, has been hit hard by Covid-19 with all fundraising events cancelled.

However, it continues to be called on to save lives at sea. The highly trained volunteer crew members are on call 24 hours a day, ready to risk their lives in all weathers to help others. 

Meanwhile it still costs the same to launch a lifeboat to rescue people but income to cover it has fallen dramatically.

More Information

For more information or any queries please contact Alison Young, email rnli.leg.it@gmail.com

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