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RNLI Skegness celebrates Flag Week with packed schedule of events

Lifeboats News Release

Skegness RNLI Lifeboat Station is thrilled to kick off its annual Flag Week celebrations from Monday, July 24, to Sunday, July 30, 2023.

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Lewis, Brad and characters from local attractions at Flag Day 2022

From Monday to Saturday, RNLI Skegness's dedicated fundraisers and volunteer crew will station themselves outside the Hildreds Shopping Centre (///paint.ledge.item) from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The team are excited to engage with the public about water safety and the lifeboat station's work, and will be showcasing their inflatable Shannon class lifeboat for photo opportunities.

As part of the continued celebrations, on Saturday, July 29, 2023, our crew will embark on the next leg of their annual Stormy's Pubs & Clubs Tour, visiting select venues including Skegness Holiday Park, Club Tropicana, Woody’s, Coastfields Holiday Village, Captain Jack's, and Happy Days and Stewarts Bar. The subtotal for the tour this year is already at £1350.64 with Flag Day usually being a busy evening across the venues.

Confirmed venues

  • Skegness Holiday Park, Haven – 6:30pm – 7:05pm
  • Club Tropicana, Blue Anchor Leisure – 7:15pm– 8:00pm
  • Woody’s, Blue Anchor Leisure – 8:10pm – 8:35pm
  • Coastfields Holiday Village – 8:45pm – 9:00pm
  • Captain Jack's, Fantasy Island – 9:15pm – 9:40pm
  • Happy Days and Stewarts Bar, Trunch Lane - 10:00pm - 10:30pm

To conclude the week, RNLI Skegness will host its annual Flag Day outside the Skegness RNLI Lifeboat Station Boathouse (///video.button.broke) on Sunday, July 30, 2023, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The day will be filled with fun, games, and family-orientated fundraising, culminating in a demonstration launch of the lifeboats at 3:00pm.

Planned activities for Flag Day

  • Stalls and fun games for all the family
  • Meet members of the emergency services
  • Meet the volunteer Skegness RNLI Lifeboat crew
  • Explore our lifeboat station
  • Grab a picture with Stormy Stan
  • Meet members of the Haven Seaside Squad as well as the Blue Anchor Superstars
  • See our lifeboats launch at 3pm

'Flag Week is always an exciting time for us at RNLI Skegness,' says Brad Johnson, Lifeboat Press Officer. 'It's a fantastic opportunity to meet the public, share important water safety information, and raise funds to support our lifesaving work. We can't wait to welcome everyone to our events and look forward to a successful week of raising awareness and funds for the RNLI.'

Please note that all evening events include a bucket collection and photo opportunities. Entry to the Flag Day event is free, and no registration is required.

Notes to editors

The RNLI is the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Skegness RNLI is based on Tower Esplanade, Skegness. The lifeboat station was founded in 1825 and the volunteer crew use an all-weather Shannon class lifeboat Joel and April Grunnill and D class lifeboat The Holland Family.

RNLI media contacts

For further information, please contact:

* Brad Johnson, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for lifeboat station RNLI on [email protected]

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Goldie and Stormy at Flag Day 2022

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Jolly Fisherman, Mayor, Dino and Stormy at Flag Day 2022

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Chas Tibble outside Hildreds Centre in Skegness

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RNLI Skegness lifeboat on water

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Skegness Lifeboat Crew before launch

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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