A tremendous amount raised

Amble Lifeboat Station’s annual Harbour Day was held on Sunday, August 26, and was once again very well supported.

The station received donations from individuals, shops and businesses in the form of cash, raffle and tombola prizes and a large variety of cakes were brought along all of which made a significant contribution for us.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their donations.

My thanks also to the Amble Lifeboat Fund-raisers, volunteers and individuals who came along and worked so hard on the various stalls and serving refreshments in the station. We certainly could not manage without these people giving freely of their time.

My thanks to the crew of the Amble lifeboat who held two exercises in the harbour, the crew of the Sea King from RAF Boulmer and HM Coastguard. Although many will believe that we held a third exercise, one was a real call out to provide a tow to a yacht that had run aground entering the harbour. This did at least provide another opportunity to see the lifeboats in action.

During the day we had live music from Newcastle All Stars Steel Band and a young Amble group called Otterhound. These both appeared to be very popular and my thanks to both.

The total money raised is almost £8,000, all of which will be used to help save lives at sea. This is a tremendous amount to have raised and testament to the generosity of everyone who came along. To each and everyone a sincere and heartfelt thank-you and I hope that you all enjoyed the day and your time with us.

Steve Isaacs,

Chairman, Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers.