THE RNLI is calling for people to make the most of the sunny weather this weekend by taking part in a sponsored seafront walk.

The charity is hoping people from across Brighton and Hove will come out in force on Saturday in a show of support for its life saving work.

Participants will set off at 11am from Hove Lagoon before walking approximately four and a half miles to the lifeboat station at Brighton Marina.

The Argus: The RNLI is asking people to support its Mayday Mile on Brighton seafrontThe RNLI is asking people to support its Mayday Mile on Brighton seafront

Ursula Nield, RNLI community manager in Brighton, said the funds will help the charity to keep going throughout the busy summer months.

Already this year the volunteer crew at Brighton have been called out 22 times to people in danger.

Ursula said: “Summer is our busiest time of year, with thousands of people at risk of getting into danger by the water.

“Ordinary people just enjoying days out with family or friends.

“Mayday is our own call for help, as we rely on the generosity of the public to join our events and raise the funds that allow us to be there when we’re needed most.

“It’s going to be a lovely weekend and we hope the walk will be fun for friends, couples and families - a chance to enjoy our beautiful bit of coastline and to raise vital funds at the same time.”

There will be a check-in stall at the lagoon and all participants will receive a medal from the RNLI shop.

The RNLI says people can sign up before to raise sponsorship or just arrive on the day.

The seafront walk is part of a series of events being held throughout May to raise money.

The charity operates more than 200 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland.

It is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service.

Any donations given or money raised will go directly to helping keep residents and visitors to the city safe this summer.

To sign up to the event or to find out more, visit