Bramley Baths staff complete 20-mile coastal trek to raise lifeguard training cash

Danni Reynolds and some of the BB staff

Eight staff members at Bramley Baths made a splash by taking part in a 20-mile coastal walk from Whitby to Scarborough to help train new lifeguards.

The Baths, which opened in 1904, is running as campaign raising awareness of water safety as part of a celebration of becoming an independent community led facility a decade ago.

Jennie Willetts, a duty manager at Bramley Baths, said the idea of the sponsored walk was to provide a free lifeguard training course for under represented young people in the community.

And they have so far raised enough to put five young people through their National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

Jennie said: “Although the weather conditions were perfect, and the scenery was truly stunning, the terrain was uneven with tough inclines and descents with everyone who took part saying it was the hardest thing they had ever done but we did it, team work and determination with over 30km completed.

“We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Bramley Elderly Action for their mini bus and a very special thank you to volunteer drivers Phil and Angela from Bramley Care Bears for their patience as it took a lot longer than we anticipated. Three community organisations came together to support each other and their community.

“Thank you to everyone that has sponsored and supported us so far – We have raised enough so far to support five young people, but we would love to support as many as we can. If you can spare a couple of quid, please follow the link below in the comments or we have a collection bucket in our reception.”

Jennie Willets from Bramley Baths and fellow walkers.

Donations can be made here.

The team’s exploits have already received praise from supporters. Lou Poole said: “Our daughter learned to swim at Bramley Baths (years ago now) but we still think you’re all fab. Great work.”

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