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RNLI Scarborough Flag Day 2023

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 2 September Scarborough RNLI held their rescheduled open day, The annual event run by the volunteers of Scarborough lifeboat station helps bring the local community and those visiting the area on holiday into the station to help raise awareness of the RNLI and the charity’s purpose.

RNLI/ Laura Lyth

Visitors were given the opportunity to see parts of the station not usually open to the public which even included tours of Scarborough RNLI’s inshore and all-weather lifeboats.

Members of the volunteer crew were on-hand to deliver demonstrations, tours and sea safety advice. As well as Swim Safe, the Water Safety Team and Face to Face team members delivering water safety messaging.

The ladies lifeboat provided a Tombola and sold jewellery raising £260.

Colin Woodhead, RNLI Scarborough Chairman said: ‘Flag Day is a big date in our event calendar we about £1000 in total between the donation buckets and the stalls.

‘We had over 200 people tour around the station and on the Shannon class lifeboat.

‘It’s not only a day where we can bring people in and really show the public how the RNLI and the station operates from the inside, but it also gives us, the crew, a day to celebrate our achievements, recognise what we’re a part of, and to take time to bond as one crew.’

Once the shutters closed down for the day, the voluntary crew and their families celebrated their achievements with a well-earned BBQ on the beach.

When going for a walk along the coastline or on the beach, the RNLI would like to remind everyone to:

● Always check the tide times and heights and keep a look out for incoming tide.

● Use tide timetables or a tidal prediction app like AnyTide.

● Make sure you have enough time to return safely. If in doubt, seek local advice.

● Always carry a means of calling for help on your person.

● Call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard if you are in danger or you see someone in danger of being cut off by the tide.

● Tell someone else where you’re going and when you’ll be back. They can raise the alarm with the Coastguard by calling 999 or 112 if you are overdue.

Find out more: rnli.org/WeatherAndTides

RNLI Media contacts

For more information, please contact Nick Gough, RNLI volunteer deputy Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]


RNLI/Roger Buxton

Visitor engagement Centre

RNLI/ Laura Lyth

RNLI/ Laura Lyth

RNLI/ Roger Buxton

RNLI/Laura Lyth

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