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Hemsby Lifeboat Day is a fundraising success

PUBLISHED: 14:35 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:35 16 August 2017

The annual Hemsby Lifeboat Day took place on Sunday, August 13. Picture: Gerard Roadley-Battin

The annual Hemsby Lifeboat Day took place on Sunday, August 13. Picture: Gerard Roadley-Battin

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People turned out in their masses for the annual Hemsby Lifeboat Day.

Live music was on offer throughout the day. Picture: Gerard Roadley-Battin Live music was on offer throughout the day. Picture: Gerard Roadley-Battin

The day’s events kicked off at 9.30am with a procession of 40 Harley-Davidsons following the Hemsby Broads Lifeboat to the lifeboat station.

Visitors on Sunday were then treated to a bar in the form of a double decker bus, and a display of lifeboats from Gorleston, Caister and Hemsby.

There was also live music from a resident DJ, live bands and R’n’B singer Gabz from Britain’s Got Talent.

“We had a brilliant day and lots of people came down,” said Gerard Roadley-Battin, second coxswain at Hemsby Lifeboat.

Visitors were treated to a bar in the form of a double decker bus. Picture: Gerard Roadley-Battin Visitors were treated to a bar in the form of a double decker bus. Picture: Gerard Roadley-Battin

“These events rely on good weather and, despite a couple of menacing black clouds, fortunately the weather held up and it was a chance to show off the boats from our area.

“We’ve been going for 41 years now and this remains a major fundraising day.”

£12,700 was raised, which will go towards the station.

There was a display of lifeboats from Gorleston, Caister and Hemsby. Picture: Gerard Roadley-Battin There was a display of lifeboats from Gorleston, Caister and Hemsby. Picture: Gerard Roadley-Battin

Fortunately the sun shone on Hemsby beach. Picture: Gerard Roadley-Battin Fortunately the sun shone on Hemsby beach. Picture: Gerard Roadley-Battin

The annual Hemsby Lifeboat Day took place on Sunday, August 13. Picture: Gerard Roadley-Battin The annual Hemsby Lifeboat Day took place on Sunday, August 13. Picture: Gerard Roadley-Battin

The annual Hemsby Lifeboat Day took place on Sunday, August 13. Picture: Gerard Roadley-Battin The annual Hemsby Lifeboat Day took place on Sunday, August 13. Picture: Gerard Roadley-Battin

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