The Lizard Lifeboat Station Hosts Its Annual Lifeboat Day
Kilcobben Cove at The Lizard was the setting for another superb lifeboat day hosted by the crew, shore crew and fundraisers from The Lizard Lifeboat station.
Despite the wet weather visitors were wowed by The Lizard Lifeboat “Rose” and guided tours of the impressive lifeboat took place throughout the day.
Lifeboat souvenirs and the new 2019 Lizard Lifeboat calendar could be purchased and a BBQ and refreshments were served throughout the event. Mullion Coastguards and Mullion Fire Fighters were also in attendance along with the RNLI Face to Face fundraising team.
To the delight of the crowds of people who had lined the cliff paths and filled the lifeboat station, RNLB “Rose” launched in her usual special style. Sadly the Coastguard Helicopter 924 was unable to attend due to operational commitments. Stormy Stan greeted everyone to the station throughout the day, having his photograph taken many times!
Organisers wish to thank Phil Greet for providing the PA and sound system, Peter Greenslade, Stormy Stan, Mullion Coastguards, Mullion Firefighters, and the RNLI Face to Face fundraising team. Much appreciation also goes to all of the volunteers who helped during the day and to those who had donated delicious cakes.
Finally thank you to everyone who came and braved the weather to make the event another resounding success.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.