Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat Open Day set to be best yet!
On Saturday the 23rd of July 2016, between 11am and 5pm, volunteers from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station will host their annual Open Day – with this year’s event set to be the best yet!
This year’s Open Day will once again provide members of the public with an opportunity to see both of the Station’s Lifeboats close-up and in action. In addition to the Lifeboats, Crewmembers will be on hand to explain the work of the charity locally and share their experiences of saving lives at sea. This year, the Open Day will also welcome members of the RNLI’s Respect the Water team, who’ll be providing information on how best stay safe whilst at sea – including a free life-jacket safety check. As in previous years , volunteers from the Station’s shop will be selling RNLI themed goods and home-made cakes, with all proceeds going towards the Station’s running costs.
Further to showcasing the RNLI and Criccieth Lifeboat Station, the Open Day welcomes Criccieth’s HM Coastguard team, the Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team, North Wales Police and North Wales Fire Service – with a fire engine from Porthmadog station attending.
Throughout the day there will be live music, bouncy castle, face painting and pizza’s prepared by Dylans’ Restaurant for sale. Depending on conditions, there will be boats from the Porthmadog Rowing Club in attendance, offering taster sessions for budding rowers.
Unless called into action, there will be two Lifeboat display launches during the day.
For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn on 07554445316 or Ifer_Gwyn@rnli.org.uk
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 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.