Lizard pupils's RNLI visit for SOS Day: Pictures
7:00am Sunday 3rd February 2013 in News
Children and staff from Landewednack School at The Lizard celebrated the RNLI’s biggest fundraising event of the year with a visit to their village lifeboat station on Friday.
SOS Day, held annually in January, raises funds for the rescue service The local children always take part in SOS Day and, for the second year in succession, were invited to the recently built lifeboat station at Kilcobben Cove, which houses the Tamar class lifeboat RNLB Rose.
Members of the lifeboat crew, shore crew and fundraising committee welcomed the children and gave them guided tours of the station and RNLB Rose. Some children even dressed up as possible lifeboat crew of the future.
Many of the children had questions for the lifeboat personal and the younger visitors turned gingerbread men into lifeboat men and women with the help of some coloured icing.
Prior to their visit, the children held a non-uniform day at school raising £84 for SOS Day and they were each rewarded with an SOS bun for their efforts.
Lyndsay Bray, from the school, said: “Huge thanks go to everyone at the lifeboat station for making sure the children had an unforgettable time. They never tire of visiting the station, with many asking when they were able to return.”
The station remained open to visitors throughout the day, with RNLI gifts, souvenirs and refreshments available to those who had once again supported the volunteers of at the station.