04 Jul 2011
Sunday 3rd July saw Shelley invited to open the annual R.N.L.I. Calshot Open Day.
The station was open to the public and there was a lot to keep everyone in attendance occupied. The Lifeboat crew and their families had spent hours producing cakes and refreshments for everybody who took time out to come and support the station.
The R.N.L.I. Calshot Lifeboat is situated on Calshot Spit in Hampshire. It’s crew is voluntary and available to save life at sea within the busy Solent, Southampton Waters and offshore areas 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
In 2010 they attended 119 incidents using Calshot’s two lifeboats, a Tyne class all weather lifeboat and a D-class inshore lifeboat.
The emergency services were also all in attendance to show their support, with the Hampshire Fire Service, Southern Ambulance Service, Hampshire Constabulary and Coastguard all showing their support. The Air Ambulance dropped in to say hello and a fly by from the Coast Guard’s search and rescue helicopter were welcome attractions to the open day.
For the kids Stormy Stan was on hand to entertain as well as the opportunity to get up close to the UKFFORC powerboats and meet their young drivers. As well as a host of other attractions including chainsaw sculpting, there was also the opportunity to have your lifejacket safety tested.
A fantastic day was had by all with a invaluable team of special people.