Join Morecambe Bay Walk to raise funds for the RNLI

Words by Matt Taylor

SADDLEWORTH Ladies Lifeboat Guild (SLLG) is preparing to take on the famous Morecambe Bay Walk with Cedric Robinson MBE to raise money for the RNLI.

The fundraising event, now in its sixth year, will take place on Saturday, July 7, starting at 12noon.

 

A previous Morecambe Bay Walk

Cedric, who is the 25th royally appointed Queen’s Guide to the Sands, will be leading the ancient walk from Arnside to Kent’s Bank.

Since 1963 the guide has watched over Morecambe Bay and its visitors on his salary of £15 a year.

But there are benefits to this meagre wage, the most impressive being the use of a 700-year-old Guide’s Cottage at Kent’s Bank, which is owned by the crown.

The sponsored walk is suitable for families with children over eight years of age and dogs are very welcome. The route is fairly flat and there will be channels of water to wade through, so bring waterproof shoes.

In 2017 the Guild raised an outstanding £18,725 from their fundraising events including the Morecambe Bay walk – which was more than £1,000 higher than 2016’s total.

This year’s charity events started in March with a successful coffee morning, and more event are planned will carry for the rest of the year, with all money raised going to the RNLI.

On Sunday, May 6 an open day will be held at the Uppermill Conservative Club as part of the RNLI national fundraising for Mayday. RNLI souvenirs will be on sale, alongside tea and coffee from 10am-4pm.

Then enjoy live music and delicious cream teas in the summer sun at the Uppermill Civic Hall on Tuesday, July 3 from 2pm-4pm.

If you would like to organise any of your own fundraising email: communitysupportteam@rnli.org.uk to receive a sponsorship form.

To set up your own fundraising page, you can go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/rnli or www.justgiving.com/rnli ensuring you title the page ‘2018 Cross Bay Walk RNLI’.

All the money you can raise will make all the difference.

For any further enquiries please contact the support team by email: communitysupportteam@rnli.org.uk or call 0300 300 9902.

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