Lifeboat station open day

SHOREHAM Lifeboat Station is holding its annual open day on Saturday, July 12, from 10am to 4pm.

The state-of-the-art building on Kingston Beach will throw open its doors for visitors to see and go aboard the all-weather Tamar lifeboat and D class inshore lifeboat in the station.

These will also launch twice during the day, operationally permitting, and the crew will carry out a man-overboard demonstration.

Visitors can meet the volunteer lifeboat crew and see the lifeboat models on display by the lifeboat model society.

Brighton and Littlehampton lifeboats will also be holding a display.

The coastguards and sea safety team will be on hand to give advice as well as the National Coastwatch Institution, who will be talking about their role in Shoreham.

There will be a chance for children to drive a remote-controlled model lifeboat as well as a tombola, refreshments stalls including Starbucks and a chance to buy a souvenir from the station’s shop.

Admission is free and all proceeds go to Shoreham RNLI.

RNLI volunteers provide a 24-hour search-and-rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts operating more than 230 lifeboat stations.