The summer period has kept the crew busy this year with various events happening locally plus the call outs during July and August.
Rescue day on the Prom was a wash out this year the heavens opened during the afternoon, due to the weather and the lack of people on the prom the Lifeboat display was cancelled, instead the crew helped the fundraisers putting away the tables , gazebos etc.
Porthleven Lifeboat day despite the down pour during the Lifeboat display with the Search and Rescue helicopter was a great success again, this time Lizard Lifeboat joined in the fun alongside the Penlee Lifeboats, it was a great day, over £10,000 was raised on the day !!
Penlee Lifeboats attended Newlyn Raft race, another cracking day in blistering sunshine, it seemed that a lot more people attended this year which is great news for Newlyn and the Harbour lights.
Newlyn Fish Festival was manic !! ( a long day ) the Lifeboat was open to the public this year and it proved a huge success, the Lifeboat was full of people all day, the crew did a great job spending so many hours showing people around and answering hundreds of questions to raise public awareness of the great work that the RNLI does, the crew also held a bbq outside the Boathouse alongside Janets stall selling souviners, over £600 was raised for the RNLI on the day, Brilliant !!, that evening the Penlee Inshore lifeboat launched to help provide safety cover for Paddle For Life, a charity event along Newlyn and Wherry Town beach.
Due to the low spring Tides in August the Annual blessing of the Penlee Lifeboats which is normally held in Mousehole was held in Newlyn this year, it was a great evening ! , Mousehole Male voice choir where brilliant once again, many thanks to all who attended especially Julyan Drew and other local vicars who blessed the Lifeboats and prayed for the lost crew of the Solomon Browne,
Last week the National Youth Brass Band arrived at Penlee Lifeboat Station for a tour of the Old Boathouse and the present Lifeboats, at the old Boathouse i told them of the night of the disaster, then a couple of hours where spent at Newlyn, they watched a dvd about the work of the RNLI and had a tour of the Lifeboats, That evening myself and the crew were invited to the Methodist Church in Penzance to watch the band perform, we were blown away !!! they were brilliant !!! i was presented with a cheque from them for the RNLI, then they played 'Penlee' a piece of music that tells the story of the disaster, it was amazing,
On behalf of everyone at Penlee many many thanks, your all lovely people.
Many thanks to my crew , Roy, Graham, Janet, Mike, all the wives and parteners for your constant support and the hours and hours you give to the RNLI.