Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat Volunteers prepare their station open day

Lifeboats News Release

The lifeboat station open day is programmed for Saturday 3rd August, between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm, and is an ideal way for interested members of the public to view the life-saving equipment in regular use at Burnham-on-Sea.

Library photo of Burnham-on-Sea Atlantic 85 'Doris Day amd Brian' at sea

RNLI/Mike Lang

Library photo of Burnham-on-Sea Atlantic 85 'Doris Day amd Brian' at sea

Come along and meet our crews. Admission to the station is free of charge, and there are other activities as well as looking at the lifeboats and tractors. On duty will be RNLI ambassador Jared with his well known RNLI camper. Visitors will also be able to talk to the crew, and the many fundraising volunteers

Anticipated activities include face-painting, ‘soak a crewmember’ (In the stocks with wet sponges), throw-line games, meeting the RNLI mascot Stormy Stan, and an inflatable Shannon lifeboat

RNLI Shore crew member and event co-organiser Paul Preston says; ‘Bring in your kids and take a photo of them with Stormy Stan, or our inflatable Shannon lifeboat. We are a family station, and hopefully in tune with what keeps children amused.’

Notes for editors

Image with this press release

File name: Doris_photo (Credit RNLI/Mike Lang)

A library photo of our new Atlantic 85 lifeboat Doris Day and Brian

RNLI media contacts

For more information about this release please telephone Mike Lang, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07889 815860 or email mike.lang@btinternet.com,

In the absence of the above, contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

Alternatively, telephone Amy Caldwell RNLI Public Relations Manager (South)

Tel 07920 818 807, Amy_Caldwell@rnli.org.uk , or Emma Haines Press Officer; 07786 668847 emma_haines@rnli.org.uk

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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

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