Teignmouth RNLI Lifeboat Station Open Days
Teignmouth RNLI Lifeboat Station held open days on Saturday, 4 and Sunday, 5 August 2018.
On Sunday morning an air and sea demonstration took place and the Teignmouth crew were joined by the Torbay RNLI lifeboat and a UK Coastguard helicopter from Wales.
The fundraising team had a variety of stalls on Sunday including handmade crafts, children's games, jewellery and collectables, as well as refreshments and home made cakes.
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.