Our annual Open Day is about giving the public an opportunity to find out more about their local lifeboat station and the RNLI in general. We had our Atlantic 85 B-837 lifeboat Charles Dibdin in its launch carriage and tractor rig on show and members of our crew and management team available to answer questions.
The Deputy Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Pat Hackett and Deputy Mayoress Mrs Elaine Hackett visited the station, met our volunteer crew, management and fundraisers followed by an eloquent speech showing his and the councils appreciation for all that we do at the station.
Unfortunately this year we had a problem with our hovercraft transporter so were unable to show the hovercraft. Rest assured though it is still operational and can fly straight out of its hangar, on to the beach at Harrison Drive and off for the next rescue.
It’s also a chance for us to fundraise with craft stalls, refreshments – especially home-made cakes by our shop and fundraising branch volunteers. In the afternoon the sun was shinning and we had a very busy and successful day.
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