Swanage Lifeboat Week goes virtual for 2020!

Lifeboats News Release

We are launching a brand new Lifeboat Week for 2020.

Saturday afternoon during Swanage Lifeboat Week on Prince Albert Gardens. Live music, games, bar and BBQ all in full swing.

RNLI/Roydon Woodford

Swanage Lifeboat Week 2019

As we cannot go ahead as usual this year, we are modifying some of our events to a virtual format. This will allow our supporters to join us for our new take on some of our traditional events.

In this sea of uncertainty we hope to bring some fun to your screen in August.

Swanage Lifeboat Chairman Peter Foster said ‘It became clear that it would not be possible for our event to go ahead as usual because of the social distancing requirements. However, we wanted to make sure we did something to mark our week.

We held a virtual meeting to discuss Lifeboat Week and lots of ideas were put forward to try and run some of our events in a virtual form, so we decided that we would adapt our event, rather than cancel.

We have some great ideas to bring lifeboat week to your home and we will be announcing full details in July, so please keep following us on social media and through our website to find more!’

Virtual Swanage Lifeboat Week 7th August to 16th August 2020

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The volunteers at Swanage Lifeboat Station on their slipway in front of the al-weather Shannon class lifeboat the Thomas George Lacy

RNLI/Roydon Woodford

Swanage lifeboat crew at the boathouse

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