Visitors to Trevaunance Cove will see action both in the skies and in the sea on Monday, August 4 as St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat hold their annual Lifeboat Day.

All funds raised will go towards the recently launched new lifeboat appeal for St Agnes. The current D class, the Blue Peter IV, is approaching the end of her operational life so a new lifeboat is needed to replace her.

Blue Peter IV and her crew will perform their rescue skills in a number of different scenarios, such as kayaks in trouble and a capsized craft.

They will be joined throughout the day by the RNLI Beach Lifeguards, Newquay RNLI Lifeboat and the Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter, subject to weather and duty calls.

There will be plenty to keep visitors amused on the beach too with a sandcastle competition, face painting, a children's beach quiz, tombola, sweepstake and a tug o’ war asking, can you beat the lifeboat crew?.

There will also be a barbecue, cream tea and refreshments.

There will be a Park and Ride facility operating from 10am - 6pm, the car park will be fully signposted as you enter the village.

The station has a target of £20,000 to raise before the new lifeboat arrives in autumn 2015.