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Byline: The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is celebrating a Yorkshire musician running the Great North Run in memory of his great grandfather who tragically lost his life while on a lifeboat service with the RNLI in 1951.
Page Content: Dan Webster, 35, who lives in York, is running the Great North Run for the third time this September in memory of Frank Dalton, who was awarded a posthumous Bronze Medal for Gallantry by the RNLI for his service to the cargo boat Westkust over 50 years ago.

Frank Dalton was a volunteer crew member and bowman at Scarborough Lifeboat Station and part of the crew that launched to the 499-tonne Dutch cargo ship on 9 December 1951. In tumultuous seas, Frank tragically sustained a mortal injury while assisting in the rescue effort 19 miles off Flamborough Head. All 10 crew members of the Westkust were saved.  

Frank’s story of courage and bravery is an inspiration to great grandson Dan who intends to run the Great North Run 10 times to commemorate each of the lives that his great grandfather helped to save. He is already on his third race.

Dan says: ‘I’m incredibly proud of my family history and the courageous story of my great grandfather and I’d like to do my bit to honour his memory in support of the RNLI.

‘This vital charity relies on public fundraising to maintain its lifesaving service and I’d like to raise as much money as I can to help.’

‘Although I have run in previous years, I started my training in January knowing I was going to have to work hard. I’ve since lost over 4 stone and, although I’ve got a way to go yet, am feeling really good about achieving my personal best in the run.’

Hannah Jackson, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager for Yorkshire says: ‘The RNLI’s rich and long heritage is sadly peppered with tragic loss crew members who made the ultimate sacrifice to help save lives at sea.

‘The fact that courageous individuals such as Frank Dalton still serve as an inspiration to fundraise for the RNLI is a testament to the bravery and dedication of all RNLI volunteer crews past and present.’

Sign up to run for the RNLI before 3 July at RNLI.org.uk/greatnorthrun

To sponsor Dan, go to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=DanielWebster78

Byline: The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is celebrating a Yorkshire musician running the Great North Run in memory of his great grandfather who tragically lost his life while on a lifeboat service with the RNLI in 1951.
Page Content: Dan Webster, 35, who lives in York, is running the Great North Run for the third time this September in memory of Frank Dalton, who was awarded a posthumous Bronze Medal for Gallantry by the RNLI for his service to the cargo boat Westkust over 50 years ago.

Frank Dalton was a volunteer crew member and bowman at Scarborough Lifeboat Station and part of the crew that launched to the 499-tonne Dutch cargo ship on 9 December 1951. In tumultuous seas, Frank tragically sustained a mortal injury while assisting in the rescue effort 19 miles off Flamborough Head. All 10 crew members of the Westkust were saved.  

Frank’s story of courage and bravery is an inspiration to great grandson Dan who intends to run the Great North Run 10 times to commemorate each of the lives that his great grandfather helped to save. He is already on his third race.

Dan says: ‘I’m incredibly proud of my family history and the courageous story of my great grandfather and I’d like to do my bit to honour his memory in support of the RNLI.

‘This vital charity relies on public fundraising to maintain its lifesaving service and I’d like to raise as much money as I can to help.’

‘Although I have run in previous years, I started my training in January knowing I was going to have to work hard. I’ve since lost over 4 stone and, although I’ve got a way to go yet, am feeling really good about achieving my personal best in the run.’

Hannah Jackson, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager for Yorkshire says: ‘The RNLI’s rich and long heritage is sadly peppered with tragic loss crew members who made the ultimate sacrifice to help save lives at sea.

‘The fact that courageous individuals such as Frank Dalton still serve as an inspiration to fundraise for the RNLI is a testament to the bravery and dedication of all RNLI volunteer crews past and present.’

Sign up to run for the RNLI before 3 July at RNLI.org.uk/greatnorthrun

To sponsor Dan, go to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=DanielWebster78