Newbiggin Lifeboat Day 2018

Lifeboats News Release

Newbiggin's Blessing of the Lifeboat service this Sunday 15th July 2018 signals the countdown to next weekend's lifeboat day on Sunday 22nd July 2018.

Blessing of the lifeboat 2017

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lifeboat Day 2018
The very popular 'Blessing' will take place in the lifeboat station at 3.00pm with the service undertaken by the local church groups. The lifeboat blessing is an established tradition in the lifeboat calendar here with the service very much as a preamble to next weekend's Lifeboat Day. Refreshments will be served in the lifeboat station after the blessing.

The following Sunday 22nd July 2018 sees Newbiggin Lifeboat Day getting underway at 1.30pm with a variety of stalls and attractions in and around the lifeboat station. There will be displays and demonstrations undertaken by the lifeboat subject to operational demands throughout the afternoon. In the boatpark area there will be a variety of stalls including souvenirs, raffles, books and gifts along with entertainment for the younger ones.

For those wishing to enjoy a selection of home made cakes and scones the boathouse will be serving these along with hot and cold drinks.

Throughout the afternoon local band 'Percy and the Piglets will be performing live on the adjacent sea front with further entertainment by the local steel band Steel by the Sea.

Please come along and give us your support for our major fundraising day. There is ample free parking at Church Point next to Newbiggin Maritime Centre and this promises to be a busy day for our coastal community with a variety of events taking place.

ENDS

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_martin2@rnli.org.uk or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email nicola_quinn@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local website


Lifeboat Day 2017

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lifeboat Day 2017

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