Beach golf and raft race round off rescue boat weekend

Runswick Bay Rescue Boat weekend

Runswick Bay Rescue Boat weekend

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The Runswick Bay Rescue Boat held its annual fund-raising weekend recently, raising almost £4,000 for the life-saving volunteer service.

Events taking place over the weekend included an auction, sponsored swim, and the annual match between the rescue boat crew and Hinderwell cricket team.

Runswick Bay Rescue Boat weekend

Runswick Bay Rescue Boat weekend

Chairman Ian Dobson said: “The weekend was probably one of the best ever, with tremendous support from villagers and visitors.

“The crew worked tirelessly over the weekend to provide fun and entertainment for all who came, but also to show their expertise and the cover they provide for the village. We are most grateful to the continuous support we receive from everyone.”

The weekend began on the Friday evening with an auction and raffle. Lots up for sale included a watercolour painting of Runswick Bay by Matthew Phin. Days out were also auctioned, with a North York Moors Railway footplate experience a a Boulby Potash trip for eight up for grabs. The auction raised a total of £2,105, with members of the rescue boat team passing on their thanks to all who donated.

The weekend continued on Saturday with a sponsored swim, organised by team member Tom Bottomly. Fourteen swimmers managed between a mile and two miles.

Runswick Bay Rescue Boat weekend

Runswick Bay Rescue Boat weekend

On Sunday a rescue boat display took place, with the crew showing off their skills and the capabilities of the boat.

Several teams then took part in a home-made raft race.

The annual cricket match was held on Monday, followed by refreshments at the Runswick Hotel, to round off the weekend.

Runswick Bay Rescue Boat weekend

Runswick Bay Rescue Boat weekend

Runswick Bay Rescue Boat weekend

Runswick Bay Rescue Boat weekend

Runswick Bay Rescue Boat weekend

Runswick Bay Rescue Boat weekend