Success for lifeboat day

Visitors enjoying Newbiggin Lifeboat Station's lifeboat day.
Visitors enjoying Newbiggin Lifeboat Station's lifeboat day.

Volunteers from Newbiggin lifeboat station are celebrating a successful afternoon of fundraising which raised more than £2,300.

Visitors to the station’s annual lifeboat day enjoyed a variety of stalls including souvenirs, tombola, fresh fish, home-made cards, nearly new, bric a brac, raffle and home-made cakes, which enjoyed a roaring trade with stock cleared out.

Elsewhere in the main arena there was live music along with a roundabout and bouncy castle for the younger visitors.

Newbiggin’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat and Blyth’s D class lifeboat kept the visitors entertained with rescue demonstrations in the Newbiggin Bay area.

During the afternoon the sea demonstration was joined by a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer, which provided a close-up appreciation of the key co-ordination between the lifeboat and helicopter during winching.