Seahouses RNLI all-weather and inshore lifeboats attended the Annual Beadnell Sailing Club RNLI Flag Day on Sunday 21 August 2022.
RNLI Souvenirs were on sale, and there were various stalls, including a raffle, bottle draw and cake stall. Seahouses RNLI Water Safety Team were also on hand to give out advice, leaflets and give aways to the public. There was also an opportunity to look aboard the new Shannon class lifeboat, which proved very popular. Refreshments were also available on a takeaway basis from the club house.
The event proved a successful day, helped by warm sunshine and a calm sea, and seemed to be enjoyed by all those attending. Final takings are still being calculated, and the RNLI Souvenir Stall reported brisk trade, with a lot of generous donations.
Seahouses RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Ian Clayton added: 'Despite our inshore lifeboat being called out during the event, it was an enjoyable day. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Beadnell Sailing Club officials and members, whose hard work and friendly welcome, helped make it a successful day.'
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