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Caister raises cash for lifeboat service at family fun day

PUBLISHED: 12:31 08 August 2016 | UPDATED: 12:31 08 August 2016

Caister Lifeboat Day

Caister Lifeboat Day

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Families got the chance to meet life-saving rescue teams and enjoy a sunny day by the coast as part of the annual Caister Lifeboat Day.

Hundreds of people headed to the lifeboat station in the village for a day of games, sports, live entertainment and food.

Settling down in deck chair, visitors gathered on the beach to watch the lifeboats launch onto the sea for display exercises.

Live music also entertained the crowds, while there was a bunch of activities put on to keep the children entertained.

They also put on raffles, prize-winning stalls and a model boat exhibition

Paul Garrod, chairman of the lifeboat station said: “It has been a cracking day. It has always been one of the biggest fundraising events of the year and it seems to get bigger and have more people turn up each time around.

“I just want to pay my thanks to everyone from Tescos to all the local businesses who have helped support this event.”

The event on Sunday saw the crews launch the lifeboat at 3pm, while a rescue helicopter was also sent in for show to fly above the lifeboats.

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