A phenomenal £13,000 has been raised by Filey Lifeboat members and friends over the three day weekend festivities.
The sum raised is a staggering £3000 more than 2018’s record breaking amount and has left organisers delighted with the result. It does not include any takings in the lifeboat souvenir shop.
With cream teas on Friday, wellie-wanging and the raft race on Saturday, both boats launching on Sunday, collections throughout the town and local holiday centres with support from local singers, Dearne Valley Big Band, other rescue services, Filey Rotary and many other organisations, it proved to be a fantastic weekend.
The raft race scheduled for Saturday afternoon was delayed by about an hour when both lifeboats were called to a number of swimmers in difficulty off Reighton Gap, four miles south of Filey.
The raft race winners were the Murton Roofing team for the second year running.
John Ward, Lifeboat Press Officer said: “We are absolutely over the moon with the total amount raised. It goes to show how much Filey Lifeboat and its family of volunteers and helpers is admired throughout Yorkshire. Very many thanks to everyone who gave so generously. And special thanks must go to every volunteer on the station who gave up his/her time to help us. We very much appreciate all the hard work that goes in to making the weekend a success. All the money raised goes directly towards the running of Filey Lifeboat Station.”