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50th Birthday Party for Morecambe’s RNLI Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

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 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, Carrybridge 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