THE RNLI Annual Yellow Welly Treasure Hunt is in full swing in Penarth.

During the school holidays, 62 businesses in Penarth located in the town centre, on the Esplanade, Pier and Cliff Tops each have a numbered yellow welly in their window or somewhere within their shop.

The yellow welly is an iconic piece of RNLI equipment, part of the uniform worn by the volunteer crews on shouts.

Prospective hunters just need to find them by Saturday, August 31 and complete the entry form, putting the name of the shop against the number on the form that matches the number on the welly.

£2 entry forms are available from the RNLI Shop on Penarth Seafront, Dotty Pots, on Herbert Terrace and Umpa Lumpa Sweet Shop in the Windsor Arcade, Penarth with further details.

All funds raised will go back into the Penarth RNLI.

There are a variety of prizes on offer for the lucky winners of the hunt.

Winners will be announced at the lifeboat station on Sunday, September 1 at 3pm.

Penarth lifeboat station is one of the busiest in Wales, and the volunteer crews attend between 60 and 70 shouts on average each year. Calls can be to broken down vessels, first aid emergencies at sea, missing person searches and to assist people cut off by the tide.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service, and volunteers make up 95 per cent of the charity. Since its founding RNLI lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives.