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Bumper year for Coverack Lifeboat Day: PICTURES
7:00am Saturday 10th August 2013 in News
Welcome sunshine helped bring the crowds to Coverack Lifeboat Day and make it a bumper year for fundraising.
Despite a “very iffy” weather forecast in the run up, Saturday’s weather was kind and in the region of £3,750 was raised – roughly £500 more than last year.
Treasurer Robert Foxton said visitors “gave very generously”, adding that the day was very busy.
For those attending the event there were various stalls to look at – including an RNLI souvenir stall that took more than £700 alone – as well as a ‘penny trail’ for children, a raffle, vintage cars and lucky dip.
The crew of the Falmouth lifeboat gave a demonstration with a search and rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose, showing how a rescue would be carried out.
Although slightly later than planned, due to the helicopter being called out on a shout, plenty of people still enjoyed the display.
New chairman Ian Bailey described the amount raised as “fantastic” and a |“substantial increase” on last year.
He said: “It was a fantastic day; |everyone pulls together in a village like this. There wasn’t a negative comment from anyone – everyone enjoyed the day.”
Mr Bailey described the display by the lifeboat and helicopter as “awesome and inspiring for everyone.”
He added: “We were all delighted with the turnout. We were very lucky with the weather and at the end of the day the financial reward was there and it’s all positive.”
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