Mablethorpe RNLI lifeboat volunteers prepare for their station open day
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) at Mablethorpe is holding its open day on Sunday 25 August 2019, between 10.00am and 4.00pm. This event is an ideal way for interested members of the public to view the life-saving equipment in regular use at Mablethorpe.
Come along and meet the crew and other volunteers at the station. Admission is free of charge and there will be other activities besides having the opportunity to look at the lifeboats and tractors used to transport the lifeboats from the station to the sea.
As well as the not-to-be-missed rescue display by the crew and their lifeboats – the Atlantic 85 Jacqueline Saville, the D Class Stanley Whiteley Chadwick and a visiting lifeboat from the Humber - other anticipated activities include a ‘safety at sea’ display, ‘soak a crew member’ (in the stocks with wet sponges!), the opportunity to purchase RNLI souvenirs from the RNLI shop, a 200-prize tombala stall run by the Sutton on Sea and Trusthorpe Lifeboat Guild, other related stalls, and not forgetting a perfect photo opportunity for the children with RNLI’s mascot, Stormy Stan.
Notes for editors
- Mablethorpe Lifeboat Station was established in 1883 with the existing station being built in 2001
- To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/mablethorpe
The attached photograph shows the Mablethorpe RNLI crew in action. Photo credit: RNLI Mablethorpe.
RNLI media contacts
For more information, please contact RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Debbie Kendrick on 07504 713092 or by email Debbie_Kendrick@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.