CAMEO CLUB KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON – 19th FEB MEETING REPORT
Presentation of cheque to RNLI
Chas from RNLI Skegness gave an update on the station at Skegness. The new Shannon class lifeboat had been called out over ten times last year and helped save lives. It is used in training and also been in assistance in bigger rescues to larger boats. The inshore vessel also called out many times.
Marie from the fund-raising branch informed us of the ongoing fund-raising efforts through bucket collections, flag week, sale of yellow welly badges and donations from groups such as ours and individuals, which has led to a new inshore boat being acquired. The extension to the boat house is ongoing with a new shop and visitors’ centre plus museum. As we have stipulated our donation is for Skegness our cheque is ring fenced for them and we are so pleased to be able to give them a cheque for £350 which they were very thankful to receive.
Talk by Julie Baker from SANDS
As our chosen charity for 2019, Julie Baker came to tell us about SANDS which is an organization, based in London, but has volunteer groups, 106 across the country, whose aim is to support families who tragically lose babies whilst pregnant, before and during and after birth. Continue reading →
On 15th May we had a visit from Chas Tibble on behalf of Skegness RNLI.
He gave us a very enlightening presentation and slide show starting with the history of the lifeboat service, on our part of the east coast, beginning with the first boats manned by ten and then twelve oarsmen, up to the most modern Shannon class fibre glass boat, ‘The Joel and April Gunnill’, which went into commission in 2017.
He stressed that the majority of crew are volunteers, often with family tradition, who give up their time and risk their lives to save people at sea, regardless of the conditions. Statistics from 2016 show 431 lives were saved and 8643 people rescued for one reason or the other.
He showed us some amazing early photos of the rowing boats setting out in ginormous seas, a lifeboat first stationed at Gibraltar Point from 1825 then moving gradually up the coast to Tower Esplanade in 1990. Continue reading →
Panto-wise, we are spoilt for choice this winter, as the pantomime season comes to Boston, Horncastle, Lincoln and Skegness. Oh no it doesn’t! Oh yes it does!
The Blackfriars Arts Centre, [Spain Lane, Boston, PE21 6HP,] are putting on Jack & the Beanstalk. The traditional panto is a mix of mirth, mayhem and misunderstanding. It stars Ian Moore as Dame Trott and Mike Carnell as Silly Billy. Running from 11th December to 3rd January. Details and bookingContinue reading →