A great turnout for St Bees RNLI annual open day
St Bees RNLI held their annual open day on Saturday 6 August alongside Cumbria Wildlife Trust Beached Art event.
The volunteers at St Bees RNLI opened their station up for visitors, while the fundraising guild offered refreshments. The guild were also selling preloved books as well as handing out badges and quizzes for the children that included sea safety advice.
Rob Foster from the village had offered to come down and sell some of the RNLI national raffle tickets. This was a considerable success with Rob selling out far sooner than he had expected.
The whole event was very well attended and the Beached Art was very popular.
St Bees RNLI would like to say thank you to everyone who came to visit us and donated around £600 on the day, helping us to continue to save lives at sea.
Dick Beddows, St Bees Lifeboat Operation Manager said:
‘It was wonderful to see so many people visiting our lifeboat station and learning a little of the roles of a RNLI volunteer.’
Notes to editors
● St Bees lifeboat station has been operating since 1970. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to http://www.rnli.org.uk/StBees
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