Crowds enjoy Lizard Lifeboat fete: PICTURES

Crowds enjoy Lizard Lifeboat fete: PICTURES

Crowds enjoy Lizard Lifeboat fete: PICTURES

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Beautiful warm weather greeted visitors to The Lizard village on Sunday as the annual Lizard Lifeboat Fete took place on the village green.

The event was opened at noon by village resident and former Lizard and Falmouth lifeboat crewman David Muirhead.

A cake stall, crab sandwiches, cream teas, games and raffles were just some of the things to keep the visiting crowd entertained, as well as the traditional RNLI souvenir stall.

Coastguards from Mullion were also in attendance, with examples of the equipment they use during a cliff rescue. Hayle Town Band enthralled onlookers throughout the afternoon for the second year running.

A raffle with a difference was held this year -“Eating around The Lizard,” which consisted of the local, pubs, restaurants and cafes in the Lizard and surrounding villages offering vouchers.

A Lizard lifeboat spokesperson said: “Many, many thanks to all those generous owners and proprietors for their kind generosity.”

Event organiser Jeanette Bright, who has been fundraising for The Lizard Lifeboat for over 20 years, said she was delighted with the ongoing popularity of the annual event, adding that almost £2,000 had been raised throughout the afternoon for The Lizard Station.

Jeannette, together with the fundraising committee, thanked everybody who donated their time, prizes, cakes and refreshments for the fete and to the members of the crew and shore crew who help set up and clear away marquees and furniture before and after the event.

The fundraising committee has two more events planned during the summer holidays: The Lizard Lifeboat Big Breakfast is hoping to attract hungry visitors to the village Reading Room on Saturday, August 9 from 8am until noon, while the annual Lizard Lifeboat Day is taking place on Sunday, August 17 at Kilcobben Cove at The Lizard.

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