Learn more about work of RNLI volunteers

Blackpool RNLI is holding an open day.
Blackpool RNLI is holding an open day.
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Live rescue demonstrations are among the ways members of the public can learn more about the work of Blackpool’s RNLI volunteers at an open day on Saturday.

The free family event will see crews open the doors to the lifeboat station and give people a glimpse into what goes on inside.

As well as rescue demonstrations, there will also be the chance to sit in the boats and try on the kit.

Anyone who owns a lifejacket can also get it checked over free of charge by experts at the station.

There will also be a raffle and tombola as well as a bouncy castle and other entertainments for younger children.

Blackpool RNLI Lifeboat operations manager Keith Horrocks said: “All of the volunteers at the lifeboat station are thoroughly looking forward to opening the station’s doors to members of the public this Saturday.

“The family fun day is a wonderful opportunity for us to show people our fantastic boats and facilities and help them to learn a bit more about keeping safe in the water and on the beach.”

Lifeboat volunteer crew member Paul Scott said: “We’re all really looking forward to welcoming everyone to our RNLI lifeboat station on Saturday. There will be lots of fun activities available for all the family and a rare opportunity for members of the public to explore the lifeboats, tractor and Land Rover.”

The event starts at 10am on Saturday and is free to attend.