Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat Open Day set to be best yet
On Saturday the 14th of July, 2018 Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat Station will host its annual Open Day. This year's is set to be the best yet with Swim Safe sessions, live music, Lifeboat display and attendance from other emergency services.
The Open Day will once again provide members of the public with an opportunity to see both of the Station’s Lifeboats close-up and in action. In addition to the Lifeboats, Crew Members will be on hand to explain the work of the charity and share their experiences of saving lives at sea. This year, the Open Day will also offer free open water swimming lessons for children through the RNLI's Swim Safe programme; lessons can be booked in advance through the Swim Safe website (www.swimsafe.org.uk).
As in previous years, volunteers from the Station’s shop will be selling RNLI themed goods and home-made cakes, with all proceeds going towards the Station’s running costs.
Further to showcasing the RNLI and Criccieth Lifeboat Station, the Open Day welcomes Criccieth’s HM Coastguard team, the Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team, North Wales Police and North Wales Fire Service – with a fire engine from Porthmadog station attending for part of the day.
Throughout the day there will be live music, bouncy castle and a host of other family activities.
Unless called into action, there will be two Lifeboat display launches during the day.
For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn on 07554445316 or Ifer_Gwyn@rnli.org.uk
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.