Sunday 11th August 2019, 11am-6pm, at Mudeford Quay
Entrance is free and visitors can enjoy lots of refreshments and activities as well as sometimes spectacular quayside entertainment. Note that as I cannot yet visit the future, the pictures are all from last year.
Find out more by visiting: https://www.mudefordlifeboatfunday.co.uk/
Once more, it is expected that thousands of people will attend this popular, even famous, event. Although it is free and great fun, its purpose is to raise funds for the lifeboat station which operates from Mudeford Quay – last year around £30,000 was raised. As you may know, they receive no government support. About sixty rescues each year are undertaken, many in difficult conditions.
Undoubtedly, one of the highlights of the day is the raft race, where teams compete in their Heath-Robinson craft along Mudeford Run. Volunteers from the RNLI will also have their friendly presence to answer questions, and also do some lifeboat displays, and the Lightning Bolts army parachute display team will join the HM Coastguard helicopter for air displays.
There will be fantastic activities for all the family, food stalls and a funfair, so there is something to appeal even to landlubbers.
Williams Thompson are also sponsoring the event.
Finally, some direct quotes from the article:
- Suzanne Kadziola, Practice Manager and Partner at Williams Thompson, said:
“We are always keen to increase our charitable efforts and sponsoring this amazing day was a no-brainer for us. Not only does the fun day raise vital funds for the RNLI, but it’s also a great day out for the family – so you’ll definitely find me there!”
- Andy Denison, Mudeford Lifeboat Funday Committee Chairman, said:
“The Fun Day provides vital support for the Mudeford Lifeboat station and relies almost entirely on sponsorship from all areas, so I must extend our warmest thanks to the numerous event sponsors, such as Williams Thompson.”
Here is a link to last year’s page.