All on board in RNLI week

Dorset Echo: Lifeboat and Coastguard demonstration in Newton’s Cove Lifeboat and Coastguard demonstration in Newton’s Cove

DISPLAYS and family fun are among the events taking place during this year’s Weymouth Lifeboat Week.

The annual showcase, which runs from July 27 to August 2, is made up of a series of events and activities to raise awareness and funds.

It begins on Sunday, July 27 with a lifeboat service at the ferry steps by Weymouth Pavilion at 7.30pm.

The following six days will be packed with fun for all the family and demonstrations of interest to all.

Tickets for the Lifeboat Week Grand Raffle will also be on sale throughout the town.

On Monday, July 28, there will be a demonstration by the lifeboats, coastguards and Portland Coastguard rescue helicopter at The Nothe from 6.15pm.

There will also be many family attractions on offer including a tug-o-war competition, live music, gig racing, the balloon man, a hog roast, and a bar .

On Wednesday, July 30 there will be an exciting display in Bowleaze Cove by the lifeboats, coastguards and rescue helicopter starting at 6.30pm.

The following day, Weymouth Sailing Club is set to open its doors for a bar and barbecue with live music from Finn.

On Saturday, August 2, the Weymouth all weather and inshore lifeboats will open to the public at the lifeboat station from 10.30ams.

There will also be a sea safety display and the grand raffle draw at 4pm with more than 30 prizes donated by local businesses.

Sponsors include Weyline Taxis, Quayside Fuel llb, The Duke of Cornwall, and Abilities Ltd.

For more details or information contact Lizzie Slade on 01305 774121 or 07768 127630

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