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Beaumaris Lifeboat Open Day for 2017 will be on 3 June 2017

Lifeboats News Release

It will be 50, years since the arrival of the original Blue Peter II D class inshore lifeboat at Beaumaris in May 1967. The Open day this year is being held to commemorate that event and the service given by the five inshore lifeboats that have been on station since that time.

Atlantic 85 Lifeboat AQnnette Mary Liddington

RNLI/Dave Burke

Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat on the Menai Strait

The Beaumaris Lifeboat crew guild and shop volunteers will be joined on the day by our colleagues from the Divisional base, Face to Face and Respect the Water campaign teams.

In addition non RNLI stalls and events will be located on the Pier and the Green near the lifeboat.

Subject to not being required on service the lifeboat will launch to provide rescue demonstrations including working with other craft.

It is hoped that Lindsey Russel and colleagues from the BBC Blue Peter television programme will also be present on the day.

Subject to suitable weather conditions the event will open at 11.00 am and finish at 4.00 pm

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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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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