Poole Lifeboat volunteers promised fun for all the family and there certainly was at the annual Poole Lifeboat Station Open Day.
Crowds flocked down to the quayside, basking in the fair weather, with plenty to see and do in and around the Lifeboat Station with side stalls, games, entertainment and lifeboats!
Also in attendance was the Fire and rescue engine, Coastguards, Sea safety officers and RNLI Lifeguards all on hand to meet and chat with the visitors but the wow factor was the rescue displays.
The lifeboat volunteers were in action on the hour; along with the lifeguards they thrilled the crowds with the demonstrations between the quays. For the followers on Facebook there was live streaming of all the action.
To sustain the visitors there was plenty of enticing refreshments, buoyed by the well supported ‘Bake Off’. Poole’s volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager Rod Brown had the enviable task of selecting the winning entries from the amazing array of delicious goodies.
After counting all the pennies, cue drum roll, a whopping £3,500 has been raised, all the money donated from the Open day will go to help saving lives at sea at Poole Lifeboat Station.
Rod Brown said;
‘We have had a fantastic turnout once again. On behalf of the crew I would like to thank the visitors for their support and all the businesses that have supported the station with their very kind donations, I would also like to thank each and every one of the people that have all contributed in some way or another to make the day possible, being a voluntary organisation, we depend entirely on the generosity and support of the local community. This is the stations biggest fundraiser of the year, we are grateful and mindful of all the support, thank you’.