Celebrating Newbiggin Lifeboat Day

Lifeboats News Release

After two years Newbiggin held a very successful fundraising event with over £3,000 raised.

General view of the event

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lifeboat Day underway
After a week of cooler temperatures the afternoon had thankfully settled dry weather which was welcomed by the local volunteer lifeboat team. Once again the boatpark had a variety of stalls giving brisk trade to hundreds of supporters who had come along for this major event in Newbiggin's summer calendar. Stalls including souvenirs, tombola, home made cards, nearly new, bric a brac, raffle and home made cakes enjoyed a roaring trade with stock cleared out. Elsewhere in the main arena there was live music by the local enthusiastic Rock Choir along with Koast Radio. The Ladies fundraising team also kept the visitor's appetite for home made cakes and refreshments going throughout the afternoon. Newbiggin Coastguard Rescue Team along with the motorbike group provided other displays around the boathouse area.


With the afternoon concluding the various raffles and competition results were announced with all prizes claimed on the day. A full list of winning tickets and prizes is on display outside the lifeboat station.

Anne Main Chair of the Newbiggin Ladies Lifeboat Fundraising Team commented ' on behalf of the volunteers at Newbiggin lifeboat station can I send out a big thank you to everyone who has made this local fundraising event such a huge success today after a two year break, it is greatly appreciated by us all.'

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_martin2@rnli.org.uk or Jim Rice Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email jim_rice@rnli.org.uk 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.





Active on the stalls

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lifeboat Day 2021
Bucket collections by the crew

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lifeboat Day 2021
Brisk activity on souvenirs

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lifeboat Day 2021
Rock Choir keeps the crowds entertained

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lifeboat Day 2021
Motorbike enthusiasts helping fundraise also

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lifeboat Day 2021

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