RNLI emergency services day this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:00 10 July 2015

Taylor and Ellie-May with RLNI crew Shane Wells and Liam McDermott at last year's 999 day.

Taylor and Ellie-May with RLNI crew Shane Wells and Liam McDermott at last year's 999 day.

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POLICE cars, fire engines and the RNLI will all be on the Beach Lawns this weekend – but not to respond to an emergency.

The RNLI is hosting its annual 999 day on Sunday, where more than 40 emergency service vehicles will be on display.

Around 15,000 people flocked to the event last year to see the vintage and new emergency service vehicles and talk to the crews who drive them.

The event gives people the chance to ask questions and learn more about the life-saving equipment the teams carry.

The air ambulance, coastguard, and search and rescue teams will also be there to talk about their work and give demonstrations.

There will be entertainment and a number of stalls from 11am-6pm.

The RNLI will be raising money for its appeal to build a new lifeboat station in Weston.

Its wants to build its new facilities at Madeira Cove near Marine Lake and the Mercury is supporting the charity’s fundraising efforts.

People can text 70300 to donate £5 to the appeal.

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