A relay style event will be taking place in Lyme Regis this month as part of a life-saving charity’s 200th anniversary.

The RNLI’s historic relay sees a scroll, bearing the charity’s pledge, passed through 240 lifeboat stations, lifeguard units and fundraising branches around the UK and Ireland.

The scroll began its journey on Thursday, March 4 at a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey and has gained signatures from representatives at each location en route.

It is due to arrive at Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station at 11.30am on Thursday, April 25 and will be signed by four volunteers; Sam Ellis, Krys Lavery, Petrina Muscroft and Ian Marshall.

Sam said: “I am delighted and honoured to be signing this historic scroll on behalf of all our volunteers. It’s a team effort and everyone has an important role to play in our aim to save lives at sea.”

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Sam Ellis, youngest member of the sea going crew in Lyme Regis who will be signing the scrollSam Ellis, youngest member of the sea going crew in Lyme Regis who will be signing the scroll (Image: RNLI)

The journey will finish in October at Douglas on the Isle of Man, home to the RNLI founder Sir William Hillary.

The RNLI pledge reads: "Whoever we are, wherever we are from, we are one crew, ready to save lives. We are powered by passion, talent and kindness, like generations of selfless lifesavers before us.

"This is our watch, we lead the way, valuing each other, trusting each other, depending on one another, volunteering to face the storm together. Knowing that, with courage, nothing is impossible. That is what has always driven us to save every one we can. It’s what makes every one of us a lifesaver."