Craster RNLI fete day attracts the crowds
Craster lifeboat fete was held on Saturday 11 August at 2pm. It was a huge success.
Good weather ensured 'an absolutely fantastic turnout of people'. The all-weather lifeboats (ALBs) from the flanking stations at Seahouses and Amble, also attended the event and impressed the crowds.
The lifeboat station would like to 'thank' everyone involved in making the day a huge success. It was the best year yet, with a grand total of £9201.25 raised.
The station would also like to thank everyone in the 3rd regiment royal horse artillery who were actually on their summer leave but who all volunteered to take the time away from their families to bring their equipment to the fete day to show their support.
A big 'thank you' is also extended to LT COL Chris Gent for opening the fete. Chris said on the day: 'Seeing all the community coming together and the spirit of everyone in such a small village is breath taking, so overwhelming and truly brilliant.'
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