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Wirral RNLI volunteers host Christmas party

Lifeboats News Release

The children of Wirral RNLI volunteers enjoyed an early Christmas celebration at Hoylake Sailing Club on Saturday 10 December.

The RNLI party on Wirral with special guest Stormy Stan


The RNLI party on Wirral with special guest Stormy Stan

Hoylake RNLI, West Kirby RNLI and New Brighton RNLI all came together for the first time for this festive family event.

Organised by RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew, the party was well attended and enjoyed by all. The children enjoyed games and music, with food and gifts to round off the evening. The appearance of Santa added even more magic to the afternoon and everyone was excited to see RNLI mascot Stormy Stan.

New Brighton RNLI volunteer Lee Arnall said: 'This year we held our biggest ever children’s Christmas party and it's been a tremendous success. The RNLI is a charity and a family, we want to celebrate that as much as we can.'

RNLI Photo captions

1.Children enjoying a visit from Stormy Stan. Credit RNLI.

2. Children being shown around the Shannon class 13-06 RNLB Edward Hawthorne Micklewood. Credit RNLI.

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New Brighton RNLI Volunteer Press Officer Sarah Bell 07944 969051 or Alison Levett, RNLI PR Manager, North 07786 668912

Some of the children who attended the RNLI Christmas party on Wirral


Some of the children who attended the RNLI Christmas party on Wirral

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