Scarborough RNLI’s Love Your Lifeboat day

Lifeboats News Release

Bright sunshine and mild weather helped draw hundreds of visitors to Scarborough RNLI’s Love Your Lifeboat day.

L-R, Tabz Nixon, Stormy Stan, Kay Jackson and Max Francis

RNLI/Dave Barry

L-R, Tabz Nixon, Stormy Stan, Kay Jackson and Max Francis

The occasion, with a Valentine theme, proved a huge hit with everyone, young and old.

It raised £1,022, compared with £630 last year (62% more). The lifeboat house was full of people right from the start.

Lifeboat personnel gave conducted tours inside and outside both lifeboats and throughout the lifeboat station.

The event featured numerous stalls, RNLI mascot Stormy Stan, a tombola with about 100 prizes and children’s games.

Many businesses and individuals generously supported the event either by mounting a stall or providing raffle and tombola prizes.

They included Hidden Horizons, Sea Life, Wilson’s pub, Brewers Fayre pub, Pot 2 Doodle Do, Joyce Royle, Lorraine Goodchild, Clintons, Everyone Active, the Cricket Club, Oasis café, North Bay Railway, Boundary B&B, Boyes and North Yorkshire Law.

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For more information please contact Dave Barry, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07890 322992. Or, email: david_barry@rnli.org.uk

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