Blessing of the Boats

Open Air Service at Newbiggin Lifeboat 2016
 
On Sunday 24th July 2016 at 3.00pm Newbiggin Lifeboat Station will host the annual Open Air Service at the boathouse which signals the start of the major fundraising week by the Ladies of Newbiggin Ladies Lifeboat Guild. The dedicated group of fundraisers drive a number of events starting on Sunday to raise funds for this wholly voluntary supported sea rescue organisation. These events are in addition to the regular fundraising initiatives which they run throughout the year. Sunday's established event in the lifeboat station at Newbiggin, is a service which not only celebrates the work of the RNLI but sees the local fishing vessels, including the lifeboat, blessed.