Glorious weather welcomes visitors to the annual Lizard Lifeboat Day
Kilcobben Cove at The Lizard was the setting for another superb lifeboat day hosted by the crew, shore crew and fundraisers from The Lizard Lifeboat station. Visitors were wowed by The Lizard Lifeboat “Rose” and guided tours of the impressive Tamar class lifeboat took place throughout the day.
To the delight of the crowds of people who had lined the cliff paths and filled the lifeboat station and in her usual spectacular style RNLB “Rose” also launched twice on exercise during the afternoon.
Lifeboat souvenirs could be purchased and refreshments including a BBQ were served throughout the day. Mullion Coastguards and Mullion Fire Fighters were also in attendance along with RNLI Lifeguards, the RNLI Face to Face Fundraising Team and The Lizard Lifeboat Community Safety Officers. There was also an ICE Engineering Workshop to entertain the children and adults alike!
Organisers wish to thank Peter Greenslade, Phil Greet and Johnny Richards for providing the PA and sound system, and their guests for the day Mullion HM Coastguards, Mullion Firefighters, the RNLI Lifeguards and Face to Face Fundraising Team and the ICE Engineering Workshop team. A special thank you to Tesco, Helston for donating the bread rolls and to Roskilly’s of St Keverne for the fabulous and generous donation of their delicious ice cream. Much appreciation was also paid to all of the volunteers who helped during the day and to those who had donated cakes and raffle prizes.
Finally thank you to everyone who came made the event another resounding success for The Lizard Lifeboat Station.
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.