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New Fundraising Effort for Scarborough Lifeboat

Scarborough Lifeboat Shannon

Published by Matthew Pells at 6:05am 20th January 2019.

Scarborough's Lifeboat crew will benefit from additional equipment as new support group is set up to raise funds for the station.

The fundraisers say all the money they raise will be spent in Scarborough.

Paul Huggins is the lifeboats 2nd coxswain and a member of the fund raising group, he says all the money raised by the group will be spent at the Scarborough station.

Paul says the local crew sometimes feel they need extra kit which is not provided by the central RNLI, he hopes the local fundraising efforts will be able to fund that additional equipment.

The groups first event will be a "Love Your Lifeboat" open day on Saturday 16th February, which will include tours of the station.

Events organised for the year include...

  • “Love your lifeboat “ Saturday 16th February 2019 10am- 4pm  valentines themed open day . Tea,coffee refreshments , cakes and buns on sale , tombola etc.... guided tours of the station and vip tours of the actual lifeboat ( for a small donation)
  • Model Boat Show - Saturday 27th April -10am - 4pm. Exhibitions of model boats and a water tank with radio controlled boats.
  • Tour de Yorkshire - Sat 4th may 2019. The boathouse will be open to the public with a sponsored exercise bike ride out the front of the building ( peddling the distance from Bridlington to Scarborough )
  • Armed forces day - Sat 29th June 2019 - Both lifeboats at sea display
  • Flag day / lifeboat weekend 27th/ 28th July 2019 - Station open all weekend with Guided tours, Information question /answer sessions, Lifeboat’s display and various activities around the station,Various stalls/ displays .

 

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