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Blyth RNLI Lifeboat Open Day 2017

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 5 August between 11am and 4pm Blyth RNLI volunteers will be hosting their annual lifeboat open day

Adrian Don/Tynemouth RNLI

Blyth RNLI D Class & B Class inshore lifeboats
The event is taking place between Ridley Park and the Lifeboat Station itself, which is situated on Quay Road Blyth.

The event will feature many attractions, from the chance of meeting the volunteer crew and seeing the lifeboats in action on the River Blyth, to meeting the other Emergency Services, scale a climbing wall, NAMCO ten pin bowling, Ferguson's of Blyth vintage vehicles and boat trips on the River.

There will also be carnival rides and plenty of stalls with Beach Hut Radio providing entertainment too.

We will also be announcing the winner of our water safety poster competition.

Paul Raine, Lifeboat Operations Manager, at Blyth RNLI said: 'We are really looking forward to welcoming the people of Blyth and the surrounding area to the Lifeboat Station this Saturday.There will be lots for the whole family to see and do.

'The RNLI charity saved the lives of 431 people in 2016. This is only possible by the continued generosity of the public, so why not come along with your whole family, whilst learning more about the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and supporting your local station and the service the volunteers provide.’

The Station would also like to thank both local residents and businesses for their support to enable the Open Day to take place.

We look forward to seeing you all this Saturday.

Media Contact
Robin Palmer Volunteer Crew Member and Lifeboat Press Officer
Mobile 07801 290638

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Blyth RNLI B Class inshore lifeboat ready for service

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RNLI mascot 'Stormy Stan' in Ridley Park

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

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