Lifeboat Open Day is great success

Rye Lifeboat Station open day.'22.06.13.'Pictures by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY'Lifeboat Crew Mark Stevens, Tony Peters, Jason Blaney, Jamie Guinn and Joe Brown

Rye Lifeboat Station open day.'22.06.13.'Pictures by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY'Lifeboat Crew Mark Stevens, Tony Peters, Jason Blaney, Jamie Guinn and Joe Brown

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LIFEBOAT supporters braved high winds and rain to take part in the boat’s Open Day at the Rye Harbour station on Saturday.

Steve Tollett, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said: “dedicated supporters braved the squally weather to come and meet the Crew and Sea Safety Officer and have a tea or coffee and meet up with old friends.

“The refreshments, cake stall, cake raffle, tombola, books and souvenirs were well supported resulting in over £500 being raised for RNLI Funds. The 2014 Diaries and Calendar’s went down a storm with the supporters as did the other souvenirs.

“This was a wonderful opportunity to come and meet the people who make it possible for the RNLI to save lives at sea. If you were unable to attend the open day, there will be another chance to come and meet the crew and have a look around on 10th and 11th August between 10am to 3pm for the Station Open Weekend”.