More than 800 people went through the doors of Shoreham Lifeboat Station at its annual open day on Sunday 18 June on one of the hottest days of the year so far.
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 Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat.
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. There was a chance to see what it is like to drive a lifeboat on the popular simulator set up in the station’s classroom and to a competition for adults and children to see how fast they could put lifeboat crew kit on.
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.