Chance to go 'behind the scenes' at Walton and Frinton RNLI station

Lifeboats News Release

Walton and Frinton RNLI are holding a unique event to celebrate 'May Day'.

RNLI/Walton and Frinton Fundraising Guild

Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Crew with Stormy Stan on a previous visit.
As part of the RNLI's annual Mayday campaign Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Fundraising Guild will be hosting a 'Welly Wang and Treasure Hunt' at the Boathouse on The Parade at Walton on the Naze on Sunday 5 May. The open house event will run from 10 am until 12 noon and is open to all.

There will also be a chance to meet the RNLI's mascot Stormy Stan as well as take part in the treasure hunt and other fun, including the Welly Wang at 11am. Refreshments will be available and the gift shop will be open to buy RNLI souvenirs.

Members of the crew will also be on hand to answer questions.

Volunteer crew member and Chairman of the Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Fundraising Guild Richard Wyatt said: 'This event is a great opportunity for visitors to see the workings of an operational lifeboat station as well as meet the crew and other members of the team who work together to make things happen at a local level.'

'Hopefully the sun will shine and people will come along to the station to have refreshments and maybe take part in a simple treasure hunt quiz based on information they will find around the boathouse.'

The RNLI’s Mayday campaign runs for the whole of the month of May and asks people to ‘do their bit, fund our kit’ with the lifesaving charity hoping to raise £700,000 to fund the crucial kit volunteer crews rely on, like lifejackets, helmets and the RNLI’s iconic yellow wellies.

RNLI Media contacts

For more information please telephone Miranda Rayner, Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07799691852 or email or Dale Steggles, Walton and Frinton RNLI Deputy Press Officer on 07540802302 or email

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