RNLI lifeboats converge on Littlehampton for action packed open day
Littlehampton RNLI Lifeboat Station will hold its annual open day on Sunday 18 August 2019.
Held as part of Littlehampton’s annual Waterfront Festival, the lifeboat station on Fisherman’s Quay will be open to visitors from 11am to 5pm.
Visitors will be able to meet Littlehampton RNLI’s volunteer crew and see its two lifeboats Renee Sherman and Ray of Hope. Demonstrations will be held throughout the day, and Littlehampton RNLI’s two neighbouring lifeboat stations Selsey RNLI and Shoreham RNLI and their lifeboats will also be there, subject to operational duties.
Littlehampton Lifeboat Operations Manager, Nick White, said: ‘Our open day is always great fun. We are in the heart of Littlehampton and our volunteer crew are part of the community. We’re a charity for the community, so it is always very enjoyable to meet everyone and explain more about how we save lives at sea.’
Littlehampton RNLI Lifeboat Station Open Day
Fisherman’s Quay, Littlehampton, BN17 6EN
Saturday, 18 August 2019
11am - 5pm
RNLI media contacts:
- Beth Brooks, Voluntary Lifeboat Press Officer, Littlehampton RNLI 07544 209256 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer, London and South East 07785 296252 email@example.com
- For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on (01202) 336789
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.