Newbiggin RNLI had a hugely successful lifeboat day today with over £4,500 raised.
After cool wet start to the day we were blessed by settled dry weather which was welcomed by the local volunteer lifeboat team. Once again the boatpark had a variety of stalls giving brisk trade to hundreds of supporters who had come along for this major event in Newbiggin's summer calendar. Stalls including souvenirs, tombola, home made cards, nearly new, bric a brac, raffle and home made cakes enjoyed a roaring trade with stock cleared out. Elsewhere in the main arena there was live music by Davey on the Sax and the touring Historical Living Company provided entertainment at all parts of the event. The Ladies fundraising team also kept the visitor's appetite for home made cakes and refreshments going throughout the afternoon. Our partners at Newbiggin Coastguard Rescue Team held a static display as well as running a rescue scenario in the bay. Finally the motorbike group provided other displays around the boathouse area.
With the afternoon concluding the various raffles and competition results were announced with all prizes claimed on the day. A full list of winning tickets and prizes is on display outside the lifeboat station.
Anne Main Chair of the Newbiggin Ladies Lifeboat Fundraising Team commented ' on behalf of the volunteers at Newbiggin lifeboat station can I send out a big thank you to everyone who has made this local fundraising event such a huge success today, it is greatly appreciated by us all.'
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or [email protected] or Jim Rice Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email [email protected] 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.
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.