Hundreds turn out to enjoy harbour day

Cullercoats Beach - Harbour Day
Cullercoats Beach - Harbour Day
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More than a thousand people flocked to Cullercoats at the weekend for the village’s annual harbour day.

The event, held by Cullercoats RNLI on Saturday, offered stalls as well as food and refreshments.

Other attractions included birds of prey, a coconut shy, a bouncy castle, raffles, home baking, face painting and live music.

Organised by Cullercoats Lifeboat Ladies Guild, the event raised more than £6,000 for the lifeboat station.

The volunteer crew members were on hand to help run the stalls as well as show the younger visitors the workings of the lifeboat.

Youngsters also got the chance to board the lifeboat and wear volunteer crew helmets.

Local businesses also supported the event by setting up stalls near the beach next to the station and at the cliff tops between the north and south bays.

The event kicked off at 11am and visitors and volunteers alike were fortunate enough to have glorious sunshine throughout the day.

Frank Taylor, Cullercoats RNLI operations manager, said: “With great weather and lots to see and do made the day a great success.

“Funds raised by the RNLI are purely made from donations as we receive no government funding.

“Big thanks must go to the Cullercoats Lifeboat Ladies Guild, who work tirelessly organising the day months beforehand as well as the volunteer crew and helpers who work on the various stalls.

“To raise over £6,000 is a magnificent effort and thanks must also go to the local business that also supported the RNLI.”