IN PICTURES: Leg it for the Lifeboats

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The second annual Leg It For the Lifeboats run proved a big hit, with proceeds in aid of the RNLI set to top £2,000.

More than 100 people of all ages took part in the run – or walk in some cases – between the inshore boathouse on Central Beach, Lytham, and the boathouse at South Promenade, St Annes.

Runners took part in the RNLI's Leg it for the Lifeboats run between the Lytham and St Annes lifeboat houses.'Amy Lamb limbers up with RNLI mascot Stormy Stan.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'19-4-2015

Runners took part in the RNLI's Leg it for the Lifeboats run between the Lytham and St Annes lifeboat houses.'Amy Lamb limbers up with RNLI mascot Stormy Stan. PIC BY ROB LOCK'19-4-2015

“Around £1,900 was taken on the day, with other proceeds still to come in, and we are very grateful to everyone who ran or contributed in any way,” said Lytham St Annes RNLI spokesman David Forshaw.

Participants in the seafront event were presented with a special T-shirt, produced thanks to sponsorship from Mercedes Benz, Blackpool, as a thank you for helping the charity save lives at sea.

Among the runners was a team from Danbro accountancy firm, which has recently moved into the former Land Registry building now known as Jubilee House on the edge of Lytham Green. They raised £250.

The starting gun was fired by Fylde and England rugby legend Bill Beaumont and on arrival at St Annes, participants were treated to a barbecue, drinks and cakes.

‘We are very grateful to everyone who ran or contributed in any way

David Forshaw

The run is expected to return for a third year next April, but ahead of that, the Lytham St Annes RNLI crew are looking forward to the annual open day at the St Annes lifeboat house on Saturday, July 19.