Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Station is holding its annual Lifeboat Day on on Sunday July 16th.
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.
Note: The media are warmly encouraged to publicise the event and attend at any time during our Lifeboat Day
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, in a normal year, 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.
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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.