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A brew with the Staithes and Runswick RNLI crew

Lifeboats News Release

A ‘Brew with the Crew’ is taking place at Staithes and Runswick RNLI on Monday 27 May, from 11am until 2pm. Everyone is welcome and the volunteers will be on hand to introduce people to the station, its equipment and to chat about what it means to be part of the lifesaving charity in its 200th year.

RNLI/James Stoker

The stations mugs on the stations B Class lifeboat. These will be available to purchase on a first come first served basis at the brew with the crew event.

Whilst the lifeboat station at Staithes is generally open to the public the 'Brew with the Crew' event will offer an opportunity to meet the station's volunteers, get up close to the lifeboat and launch equipment and to find out more about volunteering and how to get involved and support the charity.

Station volunteers will be there to provide a cup of tea. Juice and biscuits will also be available.

Subject to operational requirements, Staithes Coastguard will also be coming along and people will be able to learn about the functions of both the RNLI and HM Coastguard and how both organisations work together.

The lifeboat shop will be open and selling mugs (including Staithes and Runswick RNLI mugs), lifeboat tea and lifeboat biscuits, along with all other souvenirs.

People who have signed up for the ‘RNLI Mayday Mile’ could also complete their daily mileage around the pretty village of Staithes.

Sean Baxter, Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: 'The Brew with the Crew event offers an opportunity to meet us, look at what we do and how we do it. Particularly if you have thought about joining us as a lifeboat volunteer. They’ll be water safety advice and maybe a visit from Stormy Stan, the RNLI's mascot, too!'

Details can be found on the RNLI event page here;

Notes to Editor

Staithes and Runswick RNLI lifeboat has been in operation since 1978 with Atlantic B-Class inshore lifeboats (ILB’s). The present ILB at the station B-897 Sheila and Dennis Tongue III has been on station since 2016.

In 2024, the RNLI is celebrating 200 years - and counting, commemorating this remarkable past, celebrating our lifesaving achievements today, and inspiring a future where we can save every one. More information on RNLI 200 can be found at

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