Scarborough RNLI’s Love Your Lifeboat day
Bright sunshine and mild weather helped draw hundreds of visitors to Scarborough RNLI’s Love Your Lifeboat day.
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.
RNLI Media contacts
For more information please contact Dave Barry, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07890 322992. Or, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.