08/12/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/12/2019 08:05
St Ives RNLI are overwhelmed to confirm that Lifeboat Day 2019 once again raised an amazing sum of £7,033.83 , it shows that the charity is still so well supported and remains dear to the hearts of our local residents and public alike.
The day itself kicked off at 10am, with our fundraising team, crew and organisers welcoming large crowds into the station and the wharf. We had many stalls such as cover the flag, raffles and an amazing cake stall - face-painting, a merry-go-round and lots of volunteers happy to help educate people about being safe on the water, as well as handing out advice leaflets and goodies. You could sit on the rescue watercraft or the inshore lifeboat, meet the crew and of course see Stormy Stan!
Highlights of the day included an operational display by the crew in the bay demonstrating lifesaving techniques. The all-weather and inshore lifeboats and rescue watercraft were out for some considerable time demonstrating and then touring around the beaches in St Ives.
A special thank you to our local business supporters who continue to be there for us in our fundraising activities year on year - a massive thanks from all of us at St Ives RNLI to Aspects Holidays, Una, St Ives Rotary Club, Jo Downs, WJ Winn, Cornish Bakehouse, Clive Rowe and the Cycle Centre Penzance.
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