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Video: This giant sand drawing of a lifeboat could help save lives

RNLI Lifesavers create giant 100m sand lifeboat on Scarborough Beach to encourage supporters to take part in ‘The Mayday Mile’ challenge (RNLI/PA)

It’s a nudge to remind us to stay safe on the beach – and raise money for the RNLI.

Got plans for a May bank holiday beach trip? You won’t be the only one. Hence why The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is gearing up for a busy weekend.

RNLI crews and lifeguards saved an incredible 349 people during 2020, but as restrictions ease and people increasingly begin to don sunhats and pull on their swimming cozzies for coastal trips, the likelihood is, RNLI callouts will go up too.

So, to raise awareness, and encourage people to take on the ‘Mayday Mile’ challenge – to raise money for the RNLI – Scarborough Beach has been emblazoned with a massive sand drawing, inspired by a Shannon Class lifeboat – the RNLI’s newest lifesaving vessel. And it’s pretty cool to look at…


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