Thousands raised

On Sunday, August 25, Amble Lifeboat Station held the annual Lifeboat Day fund-raiser.

On Sunday, August 25, Amble Lifeboat Station held the annual Lifeboat Day fund-raiser.

With the weather on our side, the day was really well supported by both local people and visitors to the town.

We tried to make this a real community event that all the family could enjoy and, with a steel band playing on the quay, displays by the Sea Cadets as well as the lifeboat exercises, one with the Sea King from RAF Boulmer, I hope that everyone who came along had an enjoyable time with us. The day could not take place without the hard work and support of a variety of people and groups and I would like to take this opportunity to mention them here.

Firstly, the fund-raising committee, fund-raisers and supporters who work very hard and give freely of their time.

The lifeboat and helicopter crews who put on wonderful displays for us. The Harbour Master, Harbour Commission and Coastguards for their support before and on the day.

To every one of the locals shops, businesses and individuals for their donations, be that financial or prizes.

A final and sincere thank-you to everyone who came along on the day for their generous support which means that, with some money still to come in, we believe that the final total raised will be in the region of £9,500.

This is a tremendous amount and every penny will be used in support of the RNLI’s primary aim of saving lives at sea.

A huge thank-you to you all.

Steve Isaacs,

Chairman,

Amble Lifeboat Fund-raisers