Selsey RNLI Lifeboat Station staged its 150th anniversary sponsored walk on Sunday 1 May. The weather dawned bright and sunny if a little cool, but gradually improved as the day wore on – ideal for walking, or even running for those fitter participants! Once again, the annual sponsored walk proved to be a fun event and a very enjoyable and successful experience for all those involved.
A total of 177 walkers (dogs excluded) took part in the event, many raising over £100 in sponsorship. In addition, over £500 was raised on the day by walkers who gave donations. The fastest time recorded was by a runner at 1 hour 28 minutes for the 10 miles.
Whilst everyone taking part deserves a huge thank you from all of us at Selsey Lifeboat Station for supporting the event and raising significant sums of money, a special mention should be made for the 2 members of Chichester Canoe Club who carried their canoes on their backs around the 10-mile circuit.
Chairman John Light commented: “We are delighted with the response to our 150th Anniversary Sponsored Walk. People came from London and the Home Counties to join with our local walkers and we are hoping to raise considerable funds to support the two Selsey Lifeboats”
(As always, Andrew and Martin Savory had been out earlier putting out the signs along the route and then went back round it when everyone had finished to remove the signs.)
The final figure for the amount raised is £4508.75, which is marvellous!
A FANTASTIC turnout, yet again, and our thanks to EVERYONE who made it possible – walkers, organizers, and marshalls.
Here are some photos of the day (please hover over the photos for captions)...
With thanks to Roger Browell, Selsey Lifeboat Press Officer, for the following photos :-
With thanks to Martin Thomas for the following photos :-