Hundreds of people turned out to Shoreham Lifeboat Station when it threw open its doors for its annual open day on Sunday 26 June.
Visitors saw both the all weather Tamar class lifeboat and inshore D class lifeboat launch twice during the day and carry out a man over board demonstration assisted by the Brighton and Littlehampton RNLI lifeboats.
Hundreds queued to go aboard the two lifeboats, meet the crew and visit the various stalls. The RNLI mascot Stormy Stan was there to meet and greet the children and was even on board the all weather lifeboat for its second launch.
There were also the displays of model lifeboats by the lifeboat model society, a bouncy castle, refreshments, face painting, a tombola and sea safety advice on offer. This year a new feature was a stimulator of what it is like to drive a lifeboat set up in the station’s new classroom.
Shoreham lifeboat coxswain Steve Smith said: “Our annual open day once again proved popular and it was great to have so much support from the public and hopefully raise awareness of what we do.”
All the proceeds from the day go to Shoreham RNLI.