Sunshine draws big crowd to lifeboat fete

The annual Seahouses Lifeboat Fete held on Bank Holiday Monday proved to be a big success.

Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 11:24 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 12:29 pm
Seahouses Lifeboat Fete 2016

Large crowds enjoyed their day by the seaside, watching the inshore and all-weather lifeboats being put through their paces, although there was disappointment that the coastguard helicopter was unable to attend.

Many visitors generously put their hands in their pockets to buy gifts and tombola tickets to help the RNLI to swell their coffers by over £10,500.

Seahouses Lifeboat Fete 2016

No doubt the fish and chip shops and ice-cream vendors also enjoyed brisk business on a lovely summer’s day.

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Seahouses lifeboat station, posting on their Facebook page, gave a huge thanks to all who helped, donated or came along to support the day.

‘The weather was spot on and despite the coastguard helicopter not being able to make it, it was a very good day,’ the post continued. ‘We have exceeded last year’s total but we still have more to come in so will let you all know very soon.’

Seahouses Lifeboat Fete 2016