Fun in the Sun at St Bees ‘Beach Bash’

Lifeboats News Release

St Bees RNLI are pleased to have been invited to take part in this years St Bees Beach Bash.

St Bees RNLI stall at St Bees Beach Bash

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St Bees RNLI stall at St Bees Beach Bash

On the 2 July, crowds were entertained at St Bees School by some of Cumbria’s best local performers. All funds raised were split between St Bees RNLI, the village school Children’s Charity, McMillan and Hospice at Home with over £1800 being donated to the RNLI.

The event was graciously hosted by St Bees School and the day could not have gone ahead without the hard work and diligent planning of Charles Bagshaw and Claire Mason.

Dick Beddows, Lifeboat Operations Manager for St Bees Lifeboat said; “The RNLI is reliant on voluntary donations to power our lifesaving work. Events like the Beach Bash are fantastic ways to raise these funds. However days like these are also a great way to raise awareness of the RNLI and help inform the public of our Sea Safety messages.’

Those that visited the RNLI stand on the day got to meet and chat with volunteers from the station about their lifesaving work. There was even a special guest, Stormy Stan, who posed for of photos with festival goers.

St Bees RNLI would like to thank those that helped organise the event and extend a big thank you to all those who donated on the day.

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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For more information please telephone Colin Wadey, St Bees RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07742207222 [email protected] email deputy lifeboat Press Officer Joe Raymond [email protected] or Claire Elshaw, Regional Media Officer on 07469 353082 or [email protected] or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.

RNLI mascot Stormy Stan posing for a photograph

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Stormy Stan at St Bees Beach Bash
St Bees RNLI being presented with a cheque from Claire Mason from St Bees Beach Bash

RNLI/Joseph Raymond

St Bees RNLI being presented with a cheque from Claire Mason from St Bees Beach Bash

Key facts about the RNLI

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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

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