Local VW enthusiasts raise £ for Fleetwood Lifeboat

At a recent VW car & van meet, in a Fleetwood car park, Ric Rawlinson arranged that they would collect for the RNLI. The money raised was handed over to the station on a training night. Many thanks to all concerned ProBoating.ru.

Sunday 6th October, Liverpool Coastguard requested that we search for a lost EPIRB, accidently lost from a windfarm work boat. An epirb is usually fiited to the wheelhouse of a vessel and in the event of the vessel sinking, the electronic beacon switches itself on and alerts the Coastguard. The All Weather Lifeboat has the ability to home in on the signal and hopefully locate the survivors. The epirb was lost accidently and the lifeboat was able to locate and find the beacon in Lune Deep as darkness came. The Lifeboat Station was open to all.There were tours of the building and film shows. Crew members were present to answer any questions. It was our annual SOS day which is the RNLI’s main fundraising day of the year.