Record Fundraising Day for Newbiggin Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers are celebrating at Newbiggin lifeboat station after a record day of fundraising.

Steel by the Sea keep the crowds entertained

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Lifeboat Day 2018
In extreme temperatures the afternoon saw a variety of stalls giving brisk trade to hundreds of supporters who had come along for this major event in Newbiggin's summer calendar. Stalls including souvenirs, tombola, home made cards, nearly new, bric a brac, raffle and home made cakes enjoyed a roaring trade with stock cleared out. Elsewhere in the main arena there was live music by Percy & the Piglets along with the local band Steel by the Sea. The Ladies fundraising team also kept the visitor's appetite for home made cakes and refreshments going throughout the afternoon within the boathouse as well as those wanting to escape the sun..

At sea Newbiggin lifeboat along with Blyth lifeboat kept the visitors entertained with rescue demonstrations in the Newbiggin Bay area.

With the afternoon concluding the various raffles and competition results were announced with all prizes claimed on the day. A full list of winning tickets and prizes is on display outside the lifeboat station.

Anne Main Chair of the Newbiggin Ladies Lifeboat Fundraising Team commented ' on behalf of the volunteers at Newbiggin lifeboat station can I send out a big thank you to everyone who has made this local fundraising event such a huge success today, it is greatly appreciated by us all.'

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


Stu, Marc and Gordon prepare to head out to sea

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Lifeboat Day 2018
Newbiggin and Blyth lifeboats in joint exercise

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Lifeboat Day 2018
Brisk trade on the stalls in the baking heat which added a new challenge for the volunteers

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Lifeboat Day 2018
Crowds watch and dance with Percy and the Piglets who provided live music

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Lifeboat Day 2018
Percy and the Piglets take a view of the lifeboat

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Lifeboat Day 2018

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