22 May 2024

Lifeboat benefits from latest Blue Light boost

Organisers of Withernsea’s Blue Light Weekend have presented their latest donation from the proceeds of last year’s inaugural event.

Last week, Withernsea RNLI was presented with a cheque for £500 to cover the costs of its training boat.

Blue Light Weekend has now donated nearly £5,000 from last August’s event – with more planned donations to emergency and lifesaving services after this year’s event, which will take place on August 10-11.

Held in memory of Withernsea RNLI’s former operations manager Steve Medcalf, it promises to be even bigger and better than last year, with a free Tier 2 airshow one of the main highlights of a packed two-day programme.

Withernsea RNLI’s operations manager Darren Hickey said: “We are so proud to support a great event that the Blue light Weekend is. The committee does a fantastic job and we are looking forward to being a part of it this summer.

“To receive this large donation is truly humbling and we cannot thank them enough.”

For more information, visit bluelightweekend.com.