Morecambe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew would like to invite everyone to their 50th Birthday Party and Open Day on 20th August 2016.
The open day will be held at the Hovercraft Station (adjacent to the Stone Jetty, behind the Midland Hotel) on Saturday 20th August 2016; when members of the public are invited to meet members of the crew and see the craft and equipment that they use; all of which has been purchased by public donation.
Activities and displays include: Bay Radio Roadshow, Macadam Rescue, Virgin Media Show, children’s treasure hunt and games, bouncy castle, face painting, donkey rides, road train, truck-pull competition, HM Coastguard, National Coastwatch Institution, RNLI Sea Safety, Morecambe Sailing Club; ice cream, candy floss and food stalls.
Timetable (subject to change due to weather or operational emergency):
10.00 am - Activities begin
11.30 am - Inshore Lifeboat and Inshore Hovercraft launched
12.00 am - Arrival of Fleetwood’s new Shannon class All Weather Lifeboat
12.00 am - Rescue demonstration involving all three craft
12.00 am - Truck-pull competition begins
01.30 pm - Award presentation
02.00 pm - Rescue demonstration involving Inshore Lifeboat
04.00 pm - Activities cease
Members of the public can follow us on our Morecambe-Lifeboat facebook page.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
Learn more about the RNLI
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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.