The Lizard RNLI hosts annual Christmas Carolaire
Christmas really got underway on Friday 1 December as The Lizard Lifeboat Station hosted their annual Christmas Carolaire.
Visitors were welcomed to the station and treated to an evening of festive carol singing accompanied by Helston Town Band and the children from Landewednack School Choir. Seasonal refreshments including mulled wine and mince pies were served throughout the evening by members of the fundraising team.
The event was again hailed as another success with many visitors saying that it is an evening that really starts the Christmas festivities in The Lizard village and local community.
Grateful thanks and appreciation go to the Rev Deirdre Mackrill and the Rev Fran Lane who compèred the evening aboard that station's all-weather lifeboat RNLB Rose, Helston Town Band, the children from Landewednack School Choir, Zoar Garage, Euro Tool and those who prepared and donated the delicious refreshments.
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.