Newbiggin D Day Memorial Commemoration
A productive day at a sunny Newbiggin saw over £800 raised for local funds today.
The open water swim had a course set up in the sheltered bay area with over 40 willing competitors taking the plunge into the cool North Sea waters.
On the shore the wide variety of stalls and displays were a hit with the many visitors from around the region and beyond. Koast Radio were on hand to keep the musical entertainment going throughout the day.
Thanks to everyone who made this event such a success and we look forward to the forthcoming summer events. Details of the raffle winners and unclaimed prizes will be on display at the lifeboat station.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email email@example.com or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789
If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local websites
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.