Saturday, August 23 - Exmouth's lifeboat open to all

PUBLISHED: 08:00 23 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:33 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH S RNLI is today inviting the public to take a look around its all-weather lifeboat as part of the station's open day.

EXMOUTH'S RNLI is today inviting the public to take a look around its all-weather lifeboat as part of the station's open day.

Large crowds are hoped for to raise funds for the RNLI when the

Margaret Jean will today, August 23, be stationed in Exmouth's docks from 11.30am until 3.30pm - where members of the public will be welcome to go onboard and take a look around the boat.

The inshore lifeboat, the George Bearman, will also be in dock.

Exmouth's volunteer lifeboat crew, who will be on hand to answer any questions the public might have, will mid-afternoon team up with the RNLI lifeguards who patrol Exmouth beach.

The two crews will take part in a rescue exercise to demonstrate the charity's services.

The Exmouth RNLI Fundraising Guild will have stalls stationed across the road from the ILB station, on the Esplanade, offering raffles, refreshments and stalls to help raise vital funds.

The RNLI's mascot Stormy Stan will be doing the rounds to welcome visitors to the station and the charity's Life First campervan will be packed full of beach safety advice and information on the charity's new awareness campaign.

Kevin Reilly, Exmouth RNLI operations manager said: "RNLI lifeboat day is a fun, action packed day out for all the family. It is a chance to meet the volunteer crew and lifeguards, to see what they do, and to learn some essential beach and sea safety messages, as well as visiting some of the exciting fundraising stalls."

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