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Charity walk in aid of North Tyneside life-savers

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade's Watch House where the Perry Walk will end.
Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade's Watch House where the Perry Walk will end.

Two life-saving organisations are stepping out to raise funds to help protect lives along the coast.

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade (TVLB) and North Sea Volunteer Lifeguards (NSVL) are hosting a number of events as part of Drowning Prevention Week, which runs from June 15 to 25.

As well as a week of talks and school assemblies, they are holding a Perry Walk on Saturday, June 23.

Starting at St Mary’s Island causeway at 10am, it will take in the Spanish City and Cullercoats Bay, before finishing at the Brigade’s Watch House where there will be a cake sale and barbecue.

Registration for the walk is from 9.30am.

Those taking part are asked to make a £1 donation when they register, and are being asked to complete sponsor forms – available from www.nsvl.org

Located along the route of the walk are numerous North Tyneside Council-maintained ‘Perry Buoys’, which are positioned at key points where people may get into difficulty in the sea. The Perry Walk will aim to highlight these buoys, while still taking in the beauty of the coastline.

Confirmed walkers so far include the NSVL Rookie Lifeguards, Beach Lifeguards, and TVLB Rescue Members.

The walk is open to all ages.

Money raised during the Perry Walk will be split between the Brigade, NSVL and RLSS to help maintain the sea safety work of all three organisations.

For more information email Donna Robson via chair@nsvl.org