Hastings RNLI open their doors to the public

Lifeboats News Release

Hastings Lifeboat Station will be throwing open the boathouse doors on this Sunday, 10th July.

Hastings Lifeboat Station will be throwing open the boathouse doors on this Sunday, 10th July to give members of the public an opportunity to walk around the station, chat to volunteer members of the crew, go on board the lifeboats, and see behind the scenes of the RNLI’s lifesaving work at sea.
Hastings has two lifeboats: The inshore lifeboat 'Daphne May', and the all-weather 'Sealink Endeavour' which is now the oldest operational lifeboat in the RNLI fleet and has served at the station for over 25 years.  Visitors will have a chance to go on board the boats, see where the crews sit and work, and see the equipment used to carry out rescues......even the kettle!
Along with the lifeboats, other local emergency services will also be attending including the Hastings Coastguard, Sussex Police, RNLI Sea Safety Team, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service (subject to operational requirements).
Members of the local Lifeboat Society will also be opening the RNLI shop, organising tombola, along with children’s games and much more!
Hastings Lifeboat Operations Manager, Peter Adams said. ‘Our annual Open Day is a fantastic day out for all the family and we invite everyone to come along to see just what our volunteer crews do to save lives at sea off Hastings.’
The event – which is completely free - will take place on Sunday 10th July at the Hastings Lifeboat Station, on The Stade from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm in the afternoon.
Clive Mayhew
Hastings Lifeboat Volunteer Press Officer
07711 673138

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