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Queensferry RNLI Open Day this Sunday

Lifeboats News Release

The Queensferry RNLI Open Day will take place on Sunday 2 July between 12pm and 4pm at Hawes Promenade.

Adrian Mckie & Gary Ebdy, Queensferry RNLI

The Queensferry RNLI Open Day raised over £5,000 last year

This Sunday will see the Queensferry RNLI Open Day return to Hawes Promenade with a host of stalls, displays and fundraising opportunities, including Scottish Ambulance Service, Newfoundland Rescue Dogs and a Pipe Band.

Volunteer crew members, officials and fundraisers will welcome the public to see and experience the charity’s lifeboat, the Atlantic 85 B Class Jimmie Cairncross.

There will be stalls selling home baking, a BBQ food stand, ice cream, an auction and raffle, as well as a tombola, plant stall and lucky dip for the public to get involved with.

Last year, the Queensferry RNLI Open Day raised over £5,000 and welcomed the public back to their annual Open Day following the pandemic.

Notes to editors

· Queensferry lifeboat station has been operating since 1967. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

RNLI media contacts

Julie Dominguez, Lifeboat Press Officer, [email protected]

Adele Allan, Lifeboat Press Officer, [email protected]

Natasha Bennett, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07920 365929, [email protected]

Jaye Mackay, RNLI Media Engagement Placement for Scotland, 07929 673286, [email protected]

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

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.