Official naming ceremony for lifeboat

Arrival of the Shannon lifeboat in Amble.'Picture by Jane Coltman
Arrival of the Shannon lifeboat in Amble.'Picture by Jane Coltman

The official naming ceremony of Amble RNLI’s new state-of-the-art lifeboat is being held on Saturday.

The town welcomed the Shannon-class vessel in November following a £200,000 fund-raising effort to help pay for her.

As part of the money-making efforts, the Shannon was the beneficiary of the Northumberland Gazette’s Jam Jar Army campaign in 2015.

The £2million boat is named Elizabeth and Leonard, in memory of a couple whose legacy helped to fund it.

The ceremony will take place at Radcliffe Quay from 3.30pm, with the service at 4pm. The lifeboat will launch afterwards for a demonstration. The public is invited to attend.