Weston RNLI holding open day this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 August 2018

The RNLI open day in 2017. Picture: Aideen Higgins

The RNLI open day in 2017. Picture: Aideen Higgins

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Weston-super-Mare RNLI will hold an open day this weekend, to show people how its volunteer crews carry out their life-saving work.

The RNLI open day in 2017. Picture: Aideen HigginsThe RNLI open day in 2017. Picture: Aideen Higgins

The RNLI team and coastguards will hold displays in Weston Bay, to demonstrate how they work together to rescue people at sea.

The coastguard helicopter, based in St Athan, will fly past the seafront and carry out exercises with the lifeboats.

The lifeboats can be viewed close-up at Anchor Head, by the RNLI shop.

There will be displays and exhibits at the lifeboat station by Marine Lake, and the shop, including details of where the charity hopes to build a permanent station.

Families can learn about sea safety, enjoy a cake and try their luck in the tombola.

Children can also have their faces painted.

The open day will take place on Sunday at 11am, with displays running from 1-2pm.

The shop will be open from 10am-4pm.

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