North Berwick RNLI lifeboat fete Saturday 23 July 2016

Lifeboats News Release

North Berwick RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew will be hosting their annual fundraising fete on Saturday 23 July 2016 at ELCO green, North Berwick.

North Berwick RNLI (the Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat crew will be hosting their annual fete. This is one of the major fundraisers carried out throughout the year. The RNLI receives no government funding and relies completely on donations from the public.

Saturday’s fete will commence at 12:30pm with a parade along the High Street with vintage cars ending at Elco Green, where the lifeboat Queen will be crowned and the fete will open. There will be numerous stalls, raffle and live music. Come along and meet the Crew and Stormy Stan.

“We rely completely on voluntary funding and the generosity of the public, this enables the RNLI to provide us with our boat, protective equipment, our training and then maintain it all, so that we can continue to save lives at sea. We are always amazed and so grateful, how generous people are.” Rhona Meikle, Helm.

RNLI media contacts

Rhona Meikle, volunteer lifeboat press officer at North Berwick, 07767 251023,

Or Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or

Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026,

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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.

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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 or by email.