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Photographs: RNLI/Niki Brooks

St Ives RNLI has confirmed that Lifeboat Day 2019 raised an amazing sum of £7,033.83. It shows that the charity is still so well supported and remains dear to the hearts of local residents and the greater public alike.

The day kicked off at 10am, with the fundraising team, crew and organisers
welcoming large crowds into the station and Wharf. There were many stalls, including cover the flag, raffles, cakes, and face painting, as well as a merry-go-round.

Many volunteers were happy to help educate people about being safe on the water, as well as handing out advice leaflets and goodies. Guests could sit on the jetski or the in-shore boat, meet the crew, and of course see mascot Stormy Stan!

A big contribution from Aspects Holidays

Highlights of the day included an operational display by the crew in the bay, demonstrating life-saving techniques. The all-weather and in-shore lifeboats and jet skis were out for some time, demonstrating and then touring around the beaches in St Ives.

The RNLI has thanked local business supporters who continue to be there in fundraising activities year on year. A spokesperson said: “Massive thanks from all of us at St Ives RNLI to Aspects Holidays, Una, St Ives Rotary Club, Jo Downs, WJ Winn, Cornish Bakehouse, Clive Rowe, and the Cycle Centre Penzance.