Volunteers gather for a Mayday photoshoot with a difference...

Ilfracombe’s RNLI crew swapped oilskins for tutus to create an eye-catching photograph for a Mayday fundraiser.

The volunteers dropped everything on Saturday to join photographer Jane Perrin to create their own version of the famous Birmingham ballet shots.

They were helped with costumes by Carol Turner of North Devon Theatres, while Scarlett Rolls and Ruth Woolmer of Make the Move taught the crew their ballet positions.

Many of the RNLI’s Mayday fundraising events had a yellow welly theme, so it only seemed right the crew kept their boots on for the photoshoot.

Mayday is the charity’s annual fundraiser, when it encourages people to show their support by using the hashtag #MaydayEveryday on social media, buying and wearing a Mayday yellow welly pin badge, hosting or supporting a fundraising event or donating online.

Visit RNLI.org/Mayday to donate, to order a pin badge or to see what other ways you can support the RNLI’s Mayday campaign. Alternatively, text MAYDAY to 70300 to donate £3.