Crowds enjoy emergency services’ day of activities

PUBLISHED: 15:00 25 August 2018

A young visitors being show around Burnham RNLI's lifeboat.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

A young visitors being show around Burnham RNLI's lifeboat. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the work of the emergency services.

Fire service vehicles on display.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONFire service vehicles on display. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Crowds flocked to Burnham’s South Esplanade as representatives from more than 30 rescue charities and services including Burnham Coastguard, St John’s Ambulance and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service put on displays.

People had to opportunity to try on specialist kit and take part in rescue demonstrations.

More than £700 was raised on the day, which went to event organiser’s BARB Search and Rescue.

A spokesman for BARB said: “Thank you to all those who attended our rescue services day.

St John Ambulance.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt John Ambulance. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

“Our crew members enjoyed meeting many supporters during the day and also performing several rescue demonstrations with our coastguard and RNLI colleagues.

“We thank those who kindly gave donations, raising £705 in total.”

Visitors being show around Burnham RNLI's lifeboat.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONVisitors being show around Burnham RNLI's lifeboat. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Launching Burnham Area Rescue Boat's hovercraft, The Spirit of Lelania.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONLaunching Burnham Area Rescue Boat's hovercraft, The Spirit of Lelania. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Burnham Area Rescue Boat's hovercraft, The Spirit of Lelania.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONBurnham Area Rescue Boat's hovercraft, The Spirit of Lelania. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Burnham Area Rescue Boat's hovercraft, The Spirit of Lelania.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONBurnham Area Rescue Boat's hovercraft, The Spirit of Lelania. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Freewheelers Andrew Peaple and Kieth Davis with Chloe aboard one of their 'Blood Bikes.'    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONFreewheelers Andrew Peaple and Kieth Davis with Chloe aboard one of their 'Blood Bikes.' Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Crew members show visitors around the boat house and craft.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONCrew members show visitors around the boat house and craft. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Young Jack learning life saving skills from the St John Ambulance.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONYoung Jack learning life saving skills from the St John Ambulance. Picture: MARK ATHERTON


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