Southend RNLI Mulberry Fun Run 2022


Wow! Just wow! We cannot thank you enough for coming along and taking part in our first Southend RNLI Mulberry Fun Run! With over 950 participants taking part, watching you all cross the start line was really quite magical! If you haven’t seen the start line video, head over to our Facebook page and take a look!

The feedback we have received so far has been incredible, it seems you all loved the event and want it to continue – as do we! As this was our first event, we are always looking for ways to improve the day, so if you do have any feedback at all, no matter how big or small, please reply to this email and share it with us, so we can make it absolutely perfect, next time round!

We are so pleased to announce that the Southend RNLI Mulberry Fun Run raised over £16,500 for the Southend RNLI station! Thank you to everyone who made this possible!

We would like to take this opportunity again to thank you for bringing your family, friends and colleagues along to support the event and also to the volunteers who have worked tirelessly for months behind the scenes to ensure the event ran as smoothly and safely as possible!

Event Supporters
We couldn’t run the event without the help and support from some generous local businesses/organisations. We’d like to say a big thank you to the following for their contribuations to the event:

  • Thorpe Bay Yacht Club
  • SoloPress
  • Leigh Baxters Associates Ltd
  • Chalkwell Redcaps Surf Life Saving Club
  • Ross Day Photography
  • Shots from Above
  • Inspiredbyarctic
  • Mike’s Boatyard, Leigh
  • Southend Gang Show Active Support Unit

We can confirm the Southend RNLI Dip will be making a return on Boxing Day later this year (26th Dec 2022)! Applications will open in November.

All money raised are to be utilised at the Southend RNLI Station.

For questions or queries, please email or contact our Events line on 07517 979 350.


Information on Eelgrass

It is very important to follow the route and marshal’s instructions for this event due to the
special natural environment and in particular to protect eelgrass. Eelgrass has distinct
importance to the area as it provides food for nationally important numbers of wintering birds such as Dark Bellied Brent Geese, Grey Plover and Knot.

Along with a food source, they create underwater meadows with support diverse ecosystems. They act as spawning and nursery sites for fish and provide shelter for tiny invertebrates, marine mammals and waterfowl. The root systems stabilize sediment and the plants themselves sequester CO2 efficiently with 1 hectare of seagrass storing up to two tonnes of CO2 per year. Essex Wildlife Trust states the best way to protect seagrass is to avoid anchoring in seagrass areas and minimize disturbance from mooring, avoid trampling and other activities that disturb sea grass and spread the word.

For more information please visit the Essex Wild Life Trust Sea Grass project where they
explain the benefits of the eelgrass, what they are doing to protect this habitat and what you can do to help seagrass.