Lifeboat Day returns to The Lizard
8:00am Saturday 25th August 2012 in News
Formerly held at Polpeor, organisers were eager to showcase the new purpose built lifeboat station that proudly houses the brand new “Rose” lifeboat.
Throughout Sunday afternoon visitors flooded down to the station to take a tour on the Tamar-class lifeboat. Rose was later joined by a Sea King search and rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose in order to perform a demonstration, in which coxswain Andrew Putt was assisted by second mechanic Johnny Bray, along with crew members Nick Tattersall, Darren Thirlaway, Cat Lee Marr, Nick Hampshire and Robert Edgerley.
Visitors could also speak to coastguards and see what equipment would be used in the event of a cliff rescue. Along with the exciting displays, visitors and locals also enjoyed the local art and craft stalls, raffles and the popular “guess the weight of the pasty” competition.
The lucky McHugh family, who were on holiday in the area, were able to take home their prize which was baked by Ann Muller from Ann's Pasties.
Fun was also provided for the children with a variety of games and a bouncy castle, and once they'd worked up an appetite they headed to lifeboat committee members Gill Cuff, Nicky Jose and Rachel Tonkin who were on-hand providing tea and cakes.
Lyndsay Bray, volunteer lifeboat press officer, thanked all of Culdrose's 771 Naval Squadron, the volunteers in charge of the barbecue and everyone who donated goods to the event. So far the amount raised on the day has reached £700 for the lifeboat station.