St Ives RNLI lifeboat SOS day
Everyone at St Ives RNLI lifeboat station lent a hand on Saturday (15 February) to support the station’s SOS fundraising day, and help raise funds towards the station’s new Launch and Recovery vehicle.
Everyone there said how much fun it was this year and with wives and girlfriends washing cars as well, there was a wonderful family atmosphere all day long.
Saturday (15th February) was an amazing day, the weather was glorious and it such great fun and everyone pulled together to wash cars help collect and generally help out in any way possible, with lots of support from locals and visitors.
As well as the car wash, there were also stalls, a tombola and food available in the boathouse too, Pels of St Ives provided the soup and The Lifeboat Inn provided bacon baps for us to sell.
St Ives lifeboat station Mechanic Robert Cocking said: ‘We must have cleaned hundreds of cars, there was a constant flow – we even had a truck come along to be cleaned and a push chair so nothing was too big or too small. Our wives and girlfriends also decided to get stuck in this year too, and after putting all the gear on got down to washing cars with the crew all afternoon. It was great to have everyone pitching in and having fun together and it made the afternoon just fly by.’
Suzanne Tanner, Fundraising Manager for the St Ives lifeboat station said: ‘We have to give a huge thank you to everyone involved from the crew, the guild, our operations team and all the businesses, family and friends involved for making this such a huge success. Everyone worked incredibly hard all day long, making this a wonderful start to our new fundraising appeal for the Launch and Recovery vehicle needed for our new Shannon class lifeboat due here in around two years time.