Crews ready for Tynemouth’s annual Lifeboat Day

Tynemouth RNLI Severn class all weather lifeboat 'Spirit of Northumberland' is ready for the station's annual Lifeboat Day. Picture by Adrian Don/RNLI
Tynemouth RNLI Severn class all weather lifeboat 'Spirit of Northumberland' is ready for the station's annual Lifeboat Day. Picture by Adrian Don/RNLI

A life-saving organisation will be showcasing its work while putting on a fun day for all the family.

Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Station is holding its annual Lifeboat Day on Sunday.

The event takes place on the East Quayside, North Shields, from 11am to 3pm, and is expected to draw hundreds of visitors.

The fun day out includes lifeboats and volunteer crews carrying out rescue demonstrations, a display from a Coastguard rescue helicopter (subject to operational needs), live music, stalls, attractions, children’s rides, burgers, hot dogs, and the famous ‘Kippers in a Bun’.

One of the main attractions will be the popular bike show in the nearby Low Lights car park, organised by the Quay Motorcycle Club, now in its 13th year, which has raised thousands of pounds for Tynemouth RNLI.

David Stenhouse, Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: “Our annual Lifeboat Day is an opportunity for members of the public to come and find out what their local RNLI station does, see our volunteer lifeboat crew members in action, and have a fun, family day out at the same time as helping to raise funds and awareness for their local branch of a vital life-saving charity that relies entirely on the public for its income.”

Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station, which has 30 volunteer members, operates two lifeboats – all weather lifeboat Spirit of Northumberland and the inshore lifeboat Mark Noble. For more visit Facebook.com/TynemouthRNLI