Horton and Port Eynon RNLI open day this weekend

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday (19 August) the volunteer crew and fundraisers of the Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat station will be holding the annual Open Day at the RNLI boathouse in Horton.

There will be the opportunity to meet with and speak to members of the volunteer crew and also to see the lifeboat close up.

Food will be available, including a hog roast of a locally reared pig and freshly made Welsh cakes. There will also be coffees, teas and homemade cakes. The attractions also include a toys stall, bric a brac stall, books and DVDs, face-painting and whack a mole and sponge throwing both of which have to be seen to be appreciated.

The lifeboat shop at the station will also be open. Stormy Stan, the RNLI’s mascot, will also be in attendance.

The Open Day will be between 10am and 3pm (15.00 to the nautical fraternity!) and all are welcome.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please contact Richard Davies, Horton and Port Eynon RNLI Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01269 594324 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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