A lifeboaty version of the Harlem Shake

Staff and volunteers at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have jumped onboard a dance craze that is sweeping the internet.

They have created their own ‘lifeboaty version’ of the Harlem Shake.

The video features volunteer lifeboat crew from Moelfre, Wick, Eyemouth, Weymouth, The Lizard, St Helier, Newcastle, Fenit, Mallaig, Aldeburgh and Portpatrick, as well as RNLI College trainers, fundraisers and staff from various departments at the RNLI headquarters in Poole – look closely and you might spot Chief Executive Paul Boissier.

​After posting it to Twitter, the life-saving charity was challenged by cancer charity Macmillan, who had also made a Harlem Shake video, to a dance off.

Both charities are now calling for the public to vote for their favourite #CharityShakeOff and to make a donation by text.

Now Mencap, a charity that supports people with learning disabilities, have also hopped onboard and think their interpretation is worthy of the #CharityShakeOff title!

Cast your vote on Twitter – to support the RNLI tweet #TeamRNLI

To make a donation by text, send the words RNLI56 and your donation amount to 70070 (eg RNLI56 £5)

Click here to watch the video.