A Refreshing Start to 2017
It was a great turnout for the annual New Years Day Dip at St Bees. There were plenty of swimmers and a large number of people to watch them brave the cold Irish Sea.
The lifeboat station gave the swimmers a place to get changed in while the volunteers not taking the plunge were on hand to provide safety cover and supply much needed hot drinks.
Well done to Adam and Emma from the St Bees Triers for organising the event. Dick Beddows lifeboat operations manager said ‘It was a magnificent turnout on a cold but sunny morning with over £500 raised for the RNLI’.
Notes to editors
- St Bees lifeboat station has been operating since 1974. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to http://www.rnli.org.uk/StBees
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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.