RNLI in fun run support call

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The organisers of a popular fun run which supports the RNLI are calling on dozens more people to get involved.

Lytham St Annes Lifeboat Station’s Fun Run takes place later this month and more runners are wanted to support the event.

Lytham St Annes Lifeboat Press Officer David Forshaw said: “Last year there was about 100 people to sign up and this year we want more.

“You do not have to run you can get to the finishing line however, some people even do fancy dress.

“The aim is to raise a profile and some funds for the charity. We need both being raised so this event helps.”

The run will make its way from the station’s Inshore Lifeboat Boathouse On Central Beach, Lytham, to the station’s All-weather Lifeboat Boathouse on South Promenade in St Annes.

The April 19 run is 5km, with entrants invited to either run, jog or walk.

Former England rugby captain and star of television’s A Question of Sport Bill Beaumont will start the event, with a BBQ with drinks and cakes available at the finish line.

The event costs £10 for adults and for children £5 all the money raised goes towards the sea rescue charity.

You can enter the race in four ways - online at www.rnli.org/ entry forms are available at the Stations two Boathouse Souvenir shops, by phone at 0300 300 9902 or on the day at 9.30am at St Annes Boathouse.

Anybody participants that might have trouble returning to their cars after the run are able to get a bus.

The Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust (RVPT) of Freckleton have stepped in and offered to carry people.