GALLERY: Emergency services day

15:00 25 August 2013

DavidThorpe Hart Paramedic with Piers and Kathryn

DavidThorpe Hart Paramedic with Piers and Kathryn


MORE than 20 emergency services showed the public how they do their crucial work during Weston RNLI’s crucial annual fundraiser.

Around £10,000 was raised by the lifesaving charity, which will go towards its £300,000 appeal for a new station in Weston, as its current facilities on Birnbeck Pier are deteriorating.

Thousands of people watched displays and demonstrations on the Beach Lawns, as well as entertainment from the RAFA Band and the Shadows Elite Cheerleaders.

The fire service demonstrated the dangers of chip pan fires, and the RNLI showed its flood rescue services.

On Sunday, people were rescued from Marine Lake when the Newfoundland dogs demonstrated their ability to guide people to safety.

Peter Elmont, chair Weston RNLI’s fundraising branch said: “Despite bad weather the public have done us proud.

“Every penny we collect over the next three years, whether from buckets, the shop, boxes or donations, goes directly to the appeal for the new station at Weston which our crews so desperately need.”


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