Byline: Last chance to join Team Lifeboat in the BUPA Great Manchester Run
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has a limited number of places left for fundraisers who want to take part in the BUPA Great Manchester Run.
The lifeboat charity must allocate the places by Friday 14 March. Demand for the RNLI places has so far has been very high as the event is now so popular that general ballot places sold out within days.
The charity also has places for enthusiastic junior runners at both the Mini (3-8 years) and Junior (9-14years) Great Manchester Runs, to be held on Saturday 17 May 2008 at Sportcity.
Lisa Rutter, RNLI Events Manager in the North, said: ‘The RNLI depends on voluntary donations from the public for the £330,000 we need every day of the year to keep our life saving service afloat. Any money raised from the BUPA Great Manchester Run will go directly towards helping our volunteer crews save lives at sea.’
The popular 10K run, which is being held on 18 May, starts at Portland Street and finishes outside the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate, taking in a course loop around Old Trafford.
If you would like to join Team Lifeboat and take part in the BUPA Great Manchester Run, contact the RNLI Regional Office, North for an application form on 0161 787 8779 or email@example.com. Alternatively, you can find more details and download an application form from www.rnli.org.uk/greatmanchesterrun.
Notes to editors
- The RNLI is a registered charity that continues to rely on voluntary contributions, corporate donations and legacies for income and receives no UK Government funding.
- The RNLI’s annual running costs are over £122M – approximately £335,000 per day.
- There are over 230 RNLI lifeboat stations across the UK and Ireland, which are operated by 4,800 RNLI lifeboat crew members, of which 95 per cent are volunteers.
- RNLI Lifeguards operate on 71 beaches in the south and east of England.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Alison Levett, RNLI Media Relations Manager, North, on 01642 750585 or 07786 668912or Lisa Rutter, RNLI Events Manager, North, 0161 787 8779
The RNLI online