By Pam & Derek Jones - 5th July 2012 7:04am
Rain Doesn’t Stop Play at the First Safety Afloat Family Fun Day
Despite the weather, the Safety Afloat Family Fun RNLI Fund Raising Day, held at Overwater Marina on the 24th June, was a tremendous success.
The event has generated £1,240.45 for the RNLI and our thanks go to everyone for supporting this event.
A very convincing narrow boat rescue demonstration was carried out by the Cheshire Fire and Rescue with the Audlem and Nantwich Fire Service.
In addition, the Police Underwater Rescue Service and the Cheshire Search and Rescue Team displayed a wide range of specialised equipment for the public to view. The RNLI were on hand to give free life jacket checks.
The helicopter from RAF Shawbury arrived on cue and remained on site for the whole event.
Members of Crewe Canoe Club also carried out simulated rescue exercises and demonstrated amazing canoe and Kayak skills and carried out so many Eskimo rolls that we lost count!
There were many exhibitors ranging from Craft stalls to the Owl Experience; Tractor Rides and Face Painting were well supported too; even adults were walking around with the odd dolphin painted on their faces!
In addition, the ’Fun Dog Show’ attracted some very interesting and brightly coloured pets indeed and this was all made possible by the Nantwich Veterinary Group who organised and generously donated the prizes.
On behalf of the Audlem Lass Boat Service we would like to thank the following for giving their time and support during this event.
Janet and Angus Maughan (Overwater Marina)
Anthony and Alex Davis, Colin and Sam of Overwater Marina
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
Search and Rescue Team
Audlem Fire Service
Nantwich Fire Service
Roger and Lin Nicholas, a special thanks for allowing their narrow boat to be used in the simulated exercise.
Police Underwater Search and Rescue Team
Crewe Canoe Club
Members of Crewe Model Boat Club
Sheila Webster Water Colour Artist
Timothy Cottrell (Saplings)
Cheshire East, Jamie Barlow Waste Bins
Charlie’s Blu Loos
Elly Kingdon, Phil Maddocks and Ian Haughey (Fat Pigeon) for a memorable night's entertainment
Henry for his narration — narrow boat extract
Alan Banks and Emma Lilly from Nantwich Veterinary Group
Janet and Richard Furber
Andrew Smith (Barriers)
Robert, Emma, Bethany, Jack and Danni Cottrell
Members of Probus Group – Bob Leftwich and Tony Lynch
Francis Mary and Hayden Christie
Rod Derbyshire and John Stead
All the Audlem Lass Crew and wives for their help and support.
Wednesday 18th Jul
4,Hayfields Grove, off Moorsfield Avenue
Audlem Car Park
Venue to be arranged