Throughout the day, there were rescue demonstrations, two crew members racing to get dressed in under a minute, a chance for the children to meet Stormy Stan (RNLI Storm Force mascot), and have a look on the boat. Refreshments were available as were the bric-a-brac, tombola, raffle and plant stalls, which raised an amazing £381.16.
This was an excellent opportunity to come and see what happens at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station, to see first hand the equipment that is purchased with these voluntary donations, and how it is used.
The RNLI is funded by voluntary donations and legacies,not HM Government. It is these donations that enable the RNLI to carry out its life saving duties at sea.'
Everyone at the station would like to thank everybody who supported this years event, whether it be by donation, helping out or visiting - if it wasn't for you, this event wouldn't have been the success it was.