Making a splash to raise funds for Tynemouth RNLI

Thousands of pounds has been raised to help save lives at sea.

Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 12:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 12:12 pm
Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat and Cullercoats RNLI lifeboat put on a demonstration for the crowds at Tynemouth RNLI's Lifeboat Day. Picture by Adrian Don

Crowds flocked in their droves to Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Station’s annual Lifeboat Day last Sunday.

Hundreds of people took advantage of the warm weather to take in the family fun day at the East Quayside, in North Shields.

Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat's crew demosntrate their skills for the crowds. Picture by Adrian Don

They were entertained by lifeboats and volunteer crews carrying out rescue demonstrations, plus a display from a Coastguard rescue helicopter.

On dry land, there was live music, stalls, attractions, children’s rides, burgers, hot dogs, and their famous Kippers in a Bun!

One of the main attractions was the popular Bike show in the nearby Low Lights car park, organised by the Quay Motorcycle Club, now in its 13th year.

In total, more than £6,054 was raised for the lifeboat station.

A volunteer crew member gets a soaking all in the name of raising money to keep the RNLI saving lives at sea. Picture by Adrian Don

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.”

A spokesperson for Tynemouth RNLI added: “I would like to thank those people who supported the above event both with their time, donations and physical presence.

“A variety of stalls and entertainment’s attracted a steady flow of visitors to the station.

“As in previous years our event was supported by the Quay Motorcycle Club with more bikers than ever turning up to enjoy the day.

“Very many thanks to all who supported the event.”