Newbiggin Lifeboat Day 2021

Lifeboats News Release

Preparations for this year's lifeboat day are well in hand by the volunteer team.

Lifeboat blessing

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Lifeboat Blessing

Newbiggin's Blessing of the Lifeboat service this Sunday 25th July 2021 signals the countdown to next weekend's lifeboat day on Sunday 1st August 2021.

The very popular 'Blessing' will took place in the lifeboat station at the station today with the service undertaken by Newbiggin lifeboat Chaplain. The lifeboat blessing is an established tradition in the lifeboat calendar here with the service very much as a preamble to next weekend's Lifeboat Day.

The following Sunday 1st August 2021 sees Newbiggin Lifeboat Day getting underway at 1.30pm with a variety of stalls and attractions in and around the lifeboat station. There will be displays and demonstrations undertaken by the lifeboat subject to operational demands throughout the afternoon.

For those wishing to enjoy a selection of home made cakes and scones outside the boathouse with the serving of hot and cold drinks. Stalls include tombola, souvenirs, raffles,bric a brac and lots of other entertainment on the day.

Please come along and give us your support for our major fundraising day. There is ample free parking at Church Point next to Newbiggin Maritime Centre and this promises to be a busy day for our coastal community with a variety of events taking place.

RNLI media contacts

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

Lifeboat on training exercise

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin lifeboat

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