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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

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland