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Happisburgh volunteers are holding a open event on Saturday 28 January

Lifeboats News Release

Happisburgh RNLI volunteers are holding a open event on Saturday 28 January 2023, from 10am-3pm.

RNLI/Philip Smith

It will take place at the lifeboat station at Cart Gap, Happisburgh, NR12 0QL.

People are invited to call in for a cuppa and to meet the friendly team. There will also be the opportunity to find out more about volunteering for the RNLI to help save lives at sea.

The station is looking for crew and shore crew. Not all the roles involve going to sea however, as the charity is also looking for shop volunteers and fundraisers.


The area Water Safety team will be doing a cold water a safety talk at 10am about sea swimming and how to enjoy cold water safely. This will include information on tides, waves and rips, cold water immersion and what to do if you get into trouble or see someone else in trouble.

The talk will be given by Liam Fayle-Parr lead in Water Safety North – East, also a cold water swimmer. The station would be grateful if people interested in this talk could email their names to [email protected].


RNLI Media contacts

For more information please contact Happisburgh Lifeboat Station Volunteer Press Officer Philip Smith on: 07766007936 or, email: [email protected]


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.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

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