Littlehampton RNLI Open Day: In pictures

Lifeboats News Release

Littlehampton RNLI Lifeboat Station opened its doors for its annual Open Day on Sunday, 14 August 2022.

Littlehampton RNLI’s two lifeboats escorted Shoreham RNLI into Littlehampton Harbour

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Littlehampton RNLI’s two lifeboats escorted Shoreham RNLI into Littlehampton Harbour

Thousands of people attended the event, which was part of Littlehampton Harbour’s Waterfront Festival.

The public were able to find out more about their local lifeboat station, tour the boathouse and crew room, and get a closer look at the lifeboat station’s two lifeboats – Renee Sherman and Ray of Hope. Littlehampton RNLI’s volunteer crew – who are on call 24/7 to help save lives at sea – were also on hand to answer any questions.

The volunteer crew took to the water to conduct an exciting search and rescue demonstration and to welcome special guests, Shoreham RNLI, into Littlehampton Harbour.

Meanwhile, Littlehampton RNLI’s fundraising, shop, water safety and visits volunteers hosted a number of fun activities throughout the day, including a scavenger hunt, crew kit competition and ‘cover the flag’ challenge.

Nick White, Littlehampton RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: ‘Thank you to everyone who attended our Open Day. After three years away, it was great to be able to meet so many people and thank them for their support. Without them, our work providing a 24-hour search and rescue service for those who require help in local waters would not be possible.’

Further images are available on request.

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Beth Brooks, Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer, Littlehampton RNLI

07544 209256 [email protected]

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Littlehampton RNLI’s volunteer crew on Renee Sherman head out to meet Shoreham RNLI

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Littlehampton RNLI’s volunteer crew on Renee Sherman head out to meet Shoreham RNLI
Littlehampton RNLI’s Ray of Hope conducted a search and rescue demonstration

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Littlehampton RNLI’s Ray of Hope conducted a search and rescue demonstration
Shoreham RNLI and Littlehampton RNLI lifeboats in Littlehampton Harbour

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Shoreham RNLI and Littlehampton RNLI lifeboats in Littlehampton Harbour
The public could take part in a cover the flag challenge

RNLI/Anthony Fogg

The public could take part in a cover the flag challenge
Littlehampton RNLI volunteers held a number of fun activities throughout the day

RNLI/Beth Brooks

Littlehampton RNLI volunteers held a number of fun activities throughout the day

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