Local lifeboat volunteers have announced an activity to commemorate a charity’s 200th anniversary.

Crew members of the RNLI lifeboat in Lyme Regis are marking the important year for the charity with a host of ideas to celebrate its long history.

Since the RNLI was formed in 1824, volunteers have formed crews and funded the kit and lifeboats to save lives at sea.

For their first activity, the crew have planned a 77-mile walk. The walk, taking place on Sunday, February 11 and starting at 8am, will see teams of four setting out for the lifeboat station.

From there, the four teams of four will walk a combined total of 200 laps along the Parade to the Millennium Clock at Cobb Gate.

Each lap is expected to take the four teams around ten minutes, meaning that the event could take up to eight hours to complete. The total distance of the walk is estimated at 77 miles.

One of the organisers, senior helm Tim Edwards, said: “Originally the plan was for one person to do the walk, then we realised that would take around 30 hours so we decided on teams of four with each member’s lap counting towards the total.”