Fund-raisers and crew from the Lowestoft Lifeboat will hosting the annual SOS day on behalf of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI),as part of its SOS – Save Our Souls – campaign to raise vital funds for the town’s lifeboat.

Crewman Mike Robbins with the RNLI Spirit of Lowestoft.

Picture: James Bass

Hundreds raised at RNLI SOS day in Lowestoft

Sunday, January 27, 2013
5.20 PM

Visitors were granted permission to go aboard Lowestoft’s lifeboat during the annual RNLI SOS fund raising event.

There was a rare chance to explore the Tyne offshore lifeboat and meet the crew during the event at the RNLI lifeboat station on the town’s South Pier.

Home-made cakes baked by fund raisers and hot drinks were also on sale.

The open-day on Friday, which was one of hundreds being held for the RNLI across the country, raised more than £300 and the gift shop also reported strong takings.

Josie Moore, chairman of the fund raising team, said she was pleased with the turn out. She said: “Everybody worked very hard.

“Considering the previous weather conditions, everyone did very well to come out and support us. I got the impression everyone was enjoying themselves as well.”