St Ives Lifeboat day 2014
The most successful St Ives Lifeboat day to date.
Thursday 7th of August was an amazing day for the St Ives Lifeboat. The weather was glorious and with lots of support from locals and visitors this Lifeboat day is so far the most successful to date with £ 10,662 raised on the day – a new record for St Ives.
Both St Ives lifeboats and the lifeguards personal water craft were on display and in action on the water in a joint demonstration with the Search & Rescue helicopter crews from RNAS Culdrose.
The weather was glorious and with lots of support from St Ives locals and visitors this St Ives Lifeboat day was so far the most successful to date. Thanks to the great organisation from the very dedicated St Ives Lifeboat Guild and the help from friends, visitors and family crew members; and after a long hours of sorting and counting, this year total raised toward the new recovery vehicle even beat last year’s record of over £10,000.
St Ives Fundraising manager Suzanne Tanner related how she heard people commenting “We haven’t had so many people in St Ives since the Queen visited in May last year”.
“It felt like I painted the face of 150 children” said devoted Mrs Angela Emery from the face paint stall, who also raised £125.25 between 10 am to 5pm for the St Ives Lifeboat.
Overall there was a wonderful ambiance for locals and visitors alike some of whom were lucky enough to go onboard to visit the Princess Royal, including the Aspects Holiday crew who gave a generous donation of £2,000 to the Lifeboat appeal
As the St Ives Lifeboat day drew to a close the crowds moved to the Sloop Inn, where St Ives Lifeboat crewman and renown auctioneer Paul Lebas, auctioned a number of the donations that St Ives RNLI had received, turning the pub into a delightful Cornish fundraising evening.