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Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Day 2017

Lifeboats News Release

Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Station is holding its annual Lifeboat Day on on Sunday July 16th.

Tynemouth RNLI Severn class all weather lifeboat Spirit of Northumberland

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Tynemouth RNLI Severn class all weather lifeboat Spirit of Northumberland
The event takes place on the East Quayside, North Shields, from 11am to 3pm, and is expected to draw hundreds of visitors.

The fun day out includes lifeboats in action, live music, stalls, attractions, children's rides, burgers, hot dogs, and our famous Kippers in a Bun.

One of the main attractions will be the popular Bike show in the nearby Low Lights car park, organised by the Quay Motorcycle Club, now in its 12th year and which has raised thousands of pounds for Tynemouth RNLI.

David Stenhouse, Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: 'Our annual Lifeboat Day is a great opportunity for members of the public and families to come and find out what their local RNLI station does, see our volunteer lifeboat crew members in action, and have some fun at the same time as helping to raise funds and awareness for their local branch of the vital lifesaving charity.

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Note: The media are warmly encouraged to publicise the event and attend at any time during our Lifeboat Day
Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Day Bike Show

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Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Day Bike Show
Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Day

RNLI/Adrian Don

Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Day
Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Day

RNLI/Adrian Don

Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Day

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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.

 

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

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