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Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station to hold open day

Lifeboats News Release

Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station will be holding their annual open day on 22 July between 10am and 2pm. Everyone is invited to attend and find out more about the work of the lifeboat charity.

Open day poster

RNLI/Stephen Griffin

Rye Harbour lifeboat open day

The new Rye Harbour inshore lifeboat, Hello Herbie II, will be joined by the Dungeness all-weather lifeboat, The Morrell.

Guests at the open day will be able to enjoy demonstrations of rescue techniques in the river by the volunteer crew from Rye Harbour and have the opportunity to get on board the Dungeness RNLI Shannon class lifeboat.

There will be plenty of fun for all the family with the Cinque Ports Morris Men, a bouncy castle, tarot readings, face painting, tombola, raffle, cakes and refreshments and much more.

People are welcome to bring children along to see the new lifeboat and learn how to stay safe by the water.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution shop will be open to provide a range of gifts, clothing and toys as a momento of the day.

Funded by the generous donations of the public, the RNLI is the charity that has been saving lives at sea for 193 years.

RNLI media contacts

  • Steve Griffin, RNLI Rye Harbour Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07710 297606/
  • Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/South East/East), 0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 /
  • Paul Dunt, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207416, 07786 668825,
  • For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

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