Sunday 13th August. The annual Lifeboat Open Day was blessed with brilliant weather and with many hundreds of visitors, was a resounding success. Not only held as a fund raising event but an opportunity for the public to meet the men who, without recompense, put their lives at risk to rescue others in distress, at sea and to learn more about the service the RNLI provides – AND ALL FROM PUBLIC DONATIONS!!
The public were invited to part with money at the usual tombola stalls, hot dogs and drinks and shortly after 2pm witnessed a display of a rescue at sea which included an Air Sea Rescue helicopter based at the local Lydd airport.
The RH&DR (small railway) added an extra stop opposite the lifeboat station to give visitors the opportunity to park further afield and experience a ride on the miniature railway.
In all a great day and all in a great cause.