22 May 2024

Lifeboat fun day raises much-needed funds for Hornsea Inshore Rescue

People flocked to Hornsea Inshore Rescue’s lifeboat fun day last Sunday to look around the station, examine the equipment and enjoy the historic displays in the lifeboat house.

Music was provided by the popular Humberside Police Concert Band and local singer Albert, who entertained the crowd with ballads and old favourites as well as more modern music.

Among the attractions were a specialist photo booth with computer-generated images immediately available, cake stalls, fancy dress, and a raffle to win a trip out on the lifeboat, the Spirit of Hornsea. There was also the ever-popular fun dog show with prizes including scruffiest hound and dog most like its owner.

Sue Hickson-Marsay, chairman of the organisation and station manager, said: “It was a lovely day with everyone enjoying themselves. It also provided much-needed funds to keep the service running and maintain the very high standards necessary when lives are at stake. A big thank you to everybody who attended and the crew and helpers who worked so hard to stage the event.”

Hornsea Inshore Rescue is a totally independent organisation run entirely by volunteers and receives no government nor RNLI funding. It is not part of the RNLI.

Visitors and volunteers are always welcome whether they would like to serve as crew (comprehensive training is given), fundraisers or general helpers. Anyone interested is welcome to phone Sue on 07796 257989 or Ian on 01964 534302.