Brighton RNLI will host a sponsored seafront promenade this weekend Brighton News

The RNLI is calling on people to make the most of the sunny weather this weekend by taking part in a sponsored seaside walk.

The charity hopes the people of Brighton and Hove will come out in force on Saturday to show their support for its rescue work.

Participants will depart at 11am from Hove Lagoon before walking approximately four and a half miles to the lifeboat station at Brighton Marina.

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Ursula Nield, RNLI community manager in Brighton, said the funds will help the charity continue through the busy summer months.

Already this year, Brighton’s team of volunteers have been called 22 times to people in danger.

Ursula said: “Summer is our busiest time of year, with thousands of people at risk of getting into the water.

“Ordinary people enjoying days with family and friends.

“Mayday is our own call for help, as we rely on the generosity of the public to join our events and raise the funds that allow us to be there when we need them most.

“It will be an enjoyable weekend and we hope the walk will be fun for friends, couples and families – a chance to enjoy our beautiful coastline and raise vital funds at the same time.”

There will be a check-in booth at the lagoon and all participants will receive a medal from the RNLI shop.

The RNLI says people can sign up before increasing sponsorship or just arrive the same day.

The seaside walk is part of a series of events held throughout May to raise funds.

The charity operates over 200 lifesaving stations in the UK and Ireland.

It is independent of the coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its lifesaving service.

Any donations given or funds raised will go directly to keeping residents and visitors to the city safe this summer.

To register for the event or find out more, visit

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