Lifeboat fundraising and rescues

About a dozen Scarborough lifeboat crew are planning a 145-mile relay run from their lifeboat station to Blackpool’s, to raise funds for the RNLI.

They will take turns to run 10 miles, with some doing up to 30 miles over a 29-hour period on 18 and 19 October.

A spokesman said: “This is going to be a tough challenge with it being held in October and going through the Yorkshire Dales”.

Anyone who would like to contribute towards the proceeds should go to the Justgiving website and search for Lee Marton.

* A six-year-old lifeboat supporter raised nearly £200 for Scarborough RNLI by making and selling lemonade.

Declan McCoubrey had a little assistance from his mum Prue Hick. Between them, they made a batch of lemonade with lemons and sugar. Declan’s dad, Drew McCoubrey, helped him paint a table yellow and white. They stood it outside their home in Greenstead Road, Newby. Declan’s big sister Evie, 10, helped make the signs.

It was a hot day and friends and neighbours bought so many glasses of the thirst-quenching beverage that two more batches had to be made.

* Scarborough RNLI lifeguards will take on a 10-mile stretcher challenge in aid of two other rescue teams.

The group of about 23 lifeguards will carry a colleague on a stretcher, changing every mile, on 2 September.

They aim to raise £1,000 to be shared between Flamborough RNLI and RSPB Bempton.

Lifeguard supervisor Dave Brant says: “This is a great way for us to end our season. Our lifeguards are in top shape from the summer, but this will still be a challenge”.

A JustGiving page has been set up for donations; search for lifeguard.

* A solo yachtsman circumnavigating Britain and Ireland had to be towed to safety by Scarborough RNLI.

Sailing against the tide, with a force 8-9 gale forecast, the vessel was 26 miles east of the town when it experienced engine failure.

The all-weather Shannon lifeboat arrived at about 8.30pm. On a rough sea, with weather conditions deteriorating, the sailor agreed to be towed to the harbour.

* Both Scarborough RNLI lifeboats launched when a man fell down a cliff at Cloughton Wyke.

The coastguards’ rescue helicopter was also scrambled and airlifted the casualty from the bottom of the cliff to the top, where an ambulance was waiting to take him to hospital.