Fleetwood RNLI crew join their local community to support the Fleetwood Carnival

Lifeboats News Release

Crew members at Fleetwood Lifeboat crew took part in the annual Fleetwood Carnival this weekend (17 June).

Several member of RNLI crew, wearing yellow jackets, standing in a line and smiling to camera.

RNLI/Amy Teebay

Fleetwood RNLI volunteer crew attend Carnival

The Fleetwood Carnival is one of the biggest annual events within Fleetwood with varieties of communities, groups and organisations taking part. Volunteer crew members from the Fleetwood RNLI Lifeboat station joined the parade, celebrating with the local community and town.

Starting from outside the Marine Hall, the parade took routes within the town whilst residents and supporters cheered the crew members along the way. As part of the parade, an inflatable RNLI Shannon class lifeboat was towed along by a Coastguard Rescue Team vehicle.

Captain David Eccles, Fleetwood RNLI Lifeboat Operation Manager said,

‘It's fantastic getting involved with the parade as it raises awareness of our work and brings us closer to the local community. It was great to see the huge support for our station.

Notes to Editor

Photo credit: RNLI/ Amy Teebay

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For more information, please contact Amy Teebay, Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer via [email protected] or David Devereux, Fleetwood RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07591 675733 / [email protected] or Claire Elshaw, RNLI Regional Media Officer West, on 07468 353082 / [email protected]

A large inflatable boat on the back of a car trailer, with an RNLI flag in front

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RNLI inflatable Shannon at the Fleetwood Carnival
Coastguard vehicle pulling the inflatable RNLI Shannon boat at the carnival

RNLI/Claire Elshaw

Coastguard vehicle in the parade

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