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Newbiggin Lifeboat Day Success

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers are celebrating at Newbiggin lifeboat station after another fantastic day of fundraising which realised over £3,400.

View of the gathered crowds at the event

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Newbiggin lifeboat day 2023
After a week of rain and cool winds the afternoon had settled weather albeit windy at times. 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 along with pirates from The Historical Living Company who 'prowled' the promenade to secure donations. The Ladies fundraising team also kept the visitor's appetite for home made cakes and refreshments going throughout the afternoon within the boathouse as well as those wanting to escape the sun. Newbiggin Coastguard Rescue Team along with lifeboats from Blyth lifeboat Station provided other displays around the boathouse area.

At sea Newbiggin lifeboat kept the visitors entertained with rescue demonstrations in the Newbiggin Bay 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.'

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The Historical Living Company

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Pirates raise money for the lifeboat
Fundraising in the boatyard

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Newbiggin lifeboat day 2023
Crowds welcome the array of stock

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Newbiggin lifeboat day 2023
Shop team busy and sheltered in the boathouse

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin lifeboat day 2023
Volunteers preparing for the event

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin lifeboat day 2023

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