Published:
July 27, 2014
Video: Lifeboat pull hauls in the funds at Burnham RNLI Open Day

A lifeboat was pulled through the streets of Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (July 27th) during the RNLI station's open day to mark its tenth anniversary in the town.

Crewmembers heaved an RNLI Land Rover and a lifeboat along The Esplanade from the jetty to the Pavilion and then along the High Street while collecting donations from spectators.

Organiser Tim Walters told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We got a warm reception all along the route and hope to make this an annual event. We had plenty of great support."

A number of activities and demonstrations took place during the day, including several lifeboat launches from the beach using a D-Class lifeboat, pictured right.

During the day there was also a photo competition, a display by the RNLI Beach Lifeguards, plus welly wanging, a tombola, raffle, cake sale and more.

The station's Operations Manager Matt Davies told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The event was a great success and a perfect way to mark the 10th anniversary of our return to Burnham, helping to raise the RNLI's profile and funds at the same time."

 


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