MORE than 100 hardy walkers braved worsening weather conditions for the recent 26th Castlemartin RNLI Range Walk, raising £2,000 for the RNLI.

The annual event is courtesy of the British Army, whose officers at Castlemartin plan the course across the range.

Pembroke RNLI Ladies Lifeboat Guild is grateful for the use of this unique location and for the care and preparation taken by the officers and staff to provide the safe routes across the range.

The guild would also like to thank the more than 100 people who either walked or ran the range, bringing their families along too. People walked with their dogs, then entered their pets in the novelty dog show.

The very inviting BBQ, refreshments and event attractions were enjoyed throughout in spite of the worsening weather.

Entertainment was provided by The Dead Men Walking band from Pembroke Dock’s Sad Cafe, London Road.

Pembroke Ladies Lifeboat Guild was also delighted that retired Naval Chaplain and Deputy Launching Authority of Angle Lifeboat Station Mike Brotherton, with great appreciation and humour, started the walkers and runners on the four or eight mile course.

Vet Sybilla Schleicher MRCVS, from All Pets Vetcare, Milford Haven, judged the novelty dog show once again. The pet food prizes were sponsored by Burns Pet Nutrition of Kidwelly.

The Guild welcomed a team from the Pembrokeshire Classic Car Club, RNLI lifeguards Sam and Freddie, and Julian Hammond, Angle Lifeboat Station Launching Authority.

The Castlemartin Range Walk is annually sponsored by local businesses and industries, and organisers wish to thank Valero Pembroke Refinery, RWE Pembroke Power Station, Powells Holidays, Princes Gate Water, All Pets Vetcare, and Burns Pet Nutrition, Kidwelly.

Pembroke Guild have been raising funds for the RNLI in the Pembroke area since 1949.