Hemsby Lifeboat Day is a fundraising success
PUBLISHED: 14:35 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:35 16 August 2017
People turned out in their masses for the annual Hemsby Lifeboat Day.
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.
“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.