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Weymouth Lifeboat Week 23-29th July 2023

Lifeboats News Release

Running from the 23rd to the 29th July Weymouth Lifeboat Week commences with the traditional Blessing of the Lifeboats and crew at 7:30pm on the harbourside in front of the Lifeboat station.

"Our generous local businesses and supporters have once again pulled out all the stops to help the lifeboat fundraising team and volunteer crews put on a full programme, we are really looking forward to this year's events." Teresa Drage, Volunteer Fundraising Chair

There are events for all ages throughout the week in and around Weymouth from crabbing competitions to live music, a pub quiz and so much more.

Once again a favourite event of the week will be the crew displays, when our volunteer crews launch the Lifeboats in Weymouth bay to provide live demonstrations of some of the life-saving techniques they practice and employ, be sure find a good vantage point!

Andy Sargent, Coxswain said "Lifeboat Week provides numerous opportunities to have fun and show your support for our volunteer crews. But it's also our opportunity to invite you to visit the lifeboat station, meet crew volunteers and take a tour of the lifeboats - for you come and imagine what it's like to be aboard and head out to sea to rescue someone in difficulty."

The RNLI is a charity that relies on generous donations from the public to enable it to carry out search and rescue operations and save lives at sea.

See attached schedule of events - stay updated by following us on Facebook #Weymouthlifeboat

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.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.