Seahouses RNLI's Lifeboat Fete - another successful event
Seahouses Annual Lifeboat Fete and Family Fun Day was once again held on Bank Holiday Monday (28 August 2017).
The day started with some menacing grey clouds, which soon gave way to blue skies and sunshine. The attractions included Slaters Amusements, second hand books manned by Coastwatch Volunteers, Souvenir Stall and Lifeboat Shop, Birds of Prey, Motorcycle Rides, Light Refreshments manned by our colleagues from Craster Lifeboat Station, and an assortment of other attractions and stalls.
Seahouses all-weather lifeboat RNLB Grace Darling, and inshore lifeboat Peter Downes, were on display, with the All-weather lifeboat launching later in the day. It was a good event and well supported.
The Seahouses Lifeboat Station Crew and Management would like to thank everyone who helped make the day successful, and hope they can enjoy the same support next year. Monies counted so far exceed £9,000, with more still to count.
Key facts about the RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.
The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland