Seahouses lifeboat crew assist New Year firework display

Lifeboats News Release

Seahouses lifeboat crew assisted with the annual Seahouses New Year Firework Display on Seahouses harbour.

Each year, the Seahouses Volunteer Festive Lights Team, which includes a number of Seahouses lifeboat crew, erect and maintain an amazing festive light display in the village of Seahouses.

On New Year's Eve, they also manage a professional firework display, which has become increasingly popular, attracting large crowds. The event is welcomed by the local community and seen as a significant boost to the local tourist industry, vital to the village's economy.

Despite some inclement weather, with rain quite heavy at times, the event went ahead, while some neighbouring events were cancelled, and was greatly enjoyed by the crowds of onlookers.

This year Seahouses lifeboat crew decided to provide teas and coffees for the public from their boathouse, with monies raised, donated to the Festive Lights Team funds. Their efforts were much appreciated due to the cold wet weather, and served to prove how a lifeboat crew can be at the heart of their local community, earning respect for their hard work and effort.

At the conclusion of the display, the Festive Lights Team took two hours to clear the firework debris from the main breakwater pier, a cold, very wet and dirty job.

Festive Lights Team Chair, Ian Clayton (also Seahouses RNLI), heartily thanked all of the team, including the Seahouses RNLI crew who provided refreshments, for their hard work and efforts. The event had been a great community success, despite the challenge that the weather presented.

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For more information please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI volunteer Press Officer: [email protected].org.uk
Seahouses ILB at the ready, with fireworks overhead

RNLI/Iain Saunders

Seahouses ILB at the ready, with fireworks overhead
Some of the Seahouses Fireworks

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Some of the Seahouses Fireworks

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