Lytham St Annes RNLI’s month-long Leg It for the Lifeboats fund-raiser generated £9,000, say delighted officials of the charity.
After expenses, the initiative in which hundreds of people of all ages took part during May, will bring in more than £8,000, it is estimated.
Last year, the new format’s debut in September generated almost £12,000, more than four times what the old format previously realised – and RNLI officials have again hailed the new look a big success.
“The charity relies on voluntary contributions and donations from a generous public but income was reduced drastically throughout the pandemic so this amount brings a welcome boost to the funds.
“Thank you to all who participated or donated to Leg It. Hopefully we will see you again in 2022.”
Among many notable individual efforts was that of Nick Wareing, a member of the fund-raising branch,who walked the course every day of the month to raise £1,000, while Manchester-based regular supporter Derek Fleet continued his long tradition of taking part on fancy dress.
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