Happisburgh Lifeboat Day the Most Successful on Record

The sun was out and so were lots of people at the annual Lifeboat Day and Fete.

The crew had an early 7:30am start with a crew off to Sea Palling to give safety cover for the Sea Palling Reef swim; all went well. Then back to station to set up for the fete.

Midday and it all started with hundreds of people turning out to support the station – having fun, learning more about the RNLI, listening to live music, playing games, eating and being merry.

At 2pm the displays started with the East Anglian Working Newfoundland dogs, then a display by Cromer Lifeboat, Lester, which joined Happisburgh’s Atlantic 85, Howard Bell, which arrived in May this year, and D Class, Spirit of Berkhamstead, which has been on station since 2003 and due to be replaced next month by a new D Class, Russell Pickering. The station will be sad to see Spirit of Berkhamstead go after 14 years service at Happisburgh, now being the oldest of its kind in the RNLI fleet.

The fun carried on after the displays with the hog roast, bar and music on tap until 6pm.

The Station would like to thank all our supporters, volunteers and local companies and organisations for making the day a great success, raising £8081.48 on the day with more still to come in, which makes it a very good year.

All the money goes to help us Save Lives at Sea. Next year’s Lifeboat Day will be Sunday 5th August 2018; please put in your diaries. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!