Newbiggin RNLI volunteers pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday.

Lifeboats News Release

Today on Remembrance Sunday Newbiggin volunteers joined the hundreds gathered for this special Sunday service.

A series of photographs from today's service

RNLI/Richard Martin / Mark Pearson

Newbiggin Remembrance Sunday

On Remembrance Sunday Newbiggin lifeboat volunteers joined armed forces representatives and organisations from across our village for this special community service.

A wreath was laid by Deputy Launching Authority Les Fayers on behalf of the RNLI at the special commemorative memorial which remembers those from Newbiggin by the Sea who had made the ultimate sacrifice.

After the wreath laying the hundreds gathered held a two minutes silence with prayers for peace in the world, remembrance of the fallen and hymns.

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

A series of photographs from today's service

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Remembrance Sunday
A series of photographs from today's service

RNLI/Richard Martin / Mark Pearson

Newbiggin Remembrance Sunday
A series of photographs from today's service

RNLI/Richard Martin / Mark Pearson

Newbiggin Remembrance Sunday

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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

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