Seahouses RNLI's Lifeboat Fete - another successful event
Seahouses Annual Lifeboat Fete and Family Fun Day was once again held on Bank Holiday Monday (28 August 2017).
The day started with some menacing grey clouds, which soon gave way to blue skies and sunshine. The attractions included Slaters Amusements, second hand books manned by Coastwatch Volunteers, Souvenir Stall and Lifeboat Shop, Birds of Prey, Motorcycle Rides, Light Refreshments manned by our colleagues from Craster Lifeboat Station, and an assortment of other attractions and stalls.
Seahouses all-weather lifeboat RNLB Grace Darling, and inshore lifeboat Peter Downes, were on display, with the All-weather lifeboat launching later in the day. It was a good event and well supported.
The Seahouses Lifeboat Station Crew and Management would like to thank everyone who helped make the day successful, and hope they can enjoy the same support next year. Monies counted so far exceed £9,000, with more still to count.
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.