Hosiery-harnessing heroes raise money for RNLI

Published: 03rd September 2009

Hosiery-harnessing heroes raise money for RNLI
Hundreds of well-wishers were on hand to cheer on the latest charitable efforts for the local Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

The Louth Leader reported on the efforts of the men dressed in ballet outfits - tights and all - to pull a two-tonne boat into Mablethorpe on bank holiday Monday, helping to raise an amazing £1,455.84 through public donations alone.

The Mermaid Ramblers boat pull happens every year, with organiser Barry Bisby being very happy with this year's event.

He told the newspaper: "It was a great atmosphere and lovely to see so many people waving and coming out their homes with change they had been saving up for us in jars."

There are over 230 RNLI lifeboat stations and over 70 RNLI lifeguarded beaches in the UK and Ireland, with the organisation saving 137,000 lives since its creation in 1824.

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