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Bridlington RNLI prepare for the 2023 Open Week

Lifeboats News Release

Bridlington volunteer lifeboat crew and fundraisers are ready to welcome the public to the 2023 Lifeboat Week!

Bridlington RNLI boats in action.

RNLI/Mike Milner

Bridlington RNLI boats in action.

In the last week of July, Bridlington Lifeboat has celebrated their open day (formerly known as flag day) for over 50 years, and this year follows that trend, with a twist.

This year is slightly different, the open day is still with us but activities will be run over the week from Saturday 22 July 2023 until Saturday 29 July 2023. Events on the 22 July will include a music event hosted by Bridlington Gold Coast radio on the lifeboats turning circle, artists including The Shanty Crew, The Brid Beat Singers and the Jolly Rogers ukulele group will be entertaining the crowds. We also have a license for a street collection in the town that will go on into the evenings around the Pubs in Bridlington. The events for Saturday 22 July 2023 start at 10am until 4pm at the lifeboat station followed by the street collection around the local public houses on the evening, starting at 6pm until 10pm, so please join in and support your local crew and help to save lives at sea.

The rest of Lifeboat week events include World Drowning Prevention Day at South Cliff Holiday Park on the Tuesday 25 July 2023 and the Family Fun Day at Sewerby Hall on the Thursday 27 July 2023.

Finally, on Saturday 29 July 2023 the station will hold its annual Open Day which will again comprise of the usual fun activities include a frisbee challenge, an octopus surprise, hook a lifeboat, soak the crew and so much more like the perennial favourite, welly wanging. There will also be a raffle, refreshments, Lifeguards, coastguards and other water safety assets will also be in attendance.

The event this year will be sponsored by Richardson’s Ford of Bridlington and Bridlington Gold Coast radio will be hosting the event with a live broadcast. Bridlington Mayor, Councillor John Arthur will open the event at 11am.

Bob Taylor, Lifeboat Water Safety Officer, RNLI Bridlington said “usually we pack as much as we can into one day, but this year we’re extending it over the week, and our street collection will be a week earlier, this way we won’t have too many plates to spin on the open day”

RNLI Media contacts

For more information, please contact Mike Milner, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected] or call:07751-054052
Soak the crew.

RNLI/Mike Milner

Soak the crew.
Fun at last years Open Day

RNLI/Mike Milner

Fun at last years Open Day
Welly wanging.

RNLI/Mike Milner

Welly wanging.

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

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

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