Police support Harbour Day
Dated: 10 Aug 2012
Officers are buoying up support for Cullercoats Harbour Day with a crime prevention stall.
Officers from Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Policing Team who regularly patrol the bay and surrounding areas will be at the event on Saturday, August 18, from 11am to 3pm.
The day raises funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and there will be the RNLI Lifeboat and lifeguards displays as well as live music, and a variety of stalls. The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade will carry out a rope rescue demonstration and display their rescue equipment.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Dave Foy said: "This event is a real highlight for the community and we're looking forward to being a part of it.
"We're pleased to come along to these type of community events where we can talk to residents and visitors while they enjoy a fun family event and support a good cause at the same time."
Frank Taylor, Cullercoats RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: "Everyone at the lifeboat station is very grateful to the neighbourhood policing team for their involvement."
He added: "Harbour Day raises vital funds for our charity and everyone involved is working very hard to make it a success. Our volunteer crew will be demonstrating how they save lives at sea and there will be a number of attractions for the public to enjoy. We are looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible and are just crossing our fingers for some sunshine."