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Ilfracombe Rescue Day will go ahead as planned

18:19 12 August 2014

Join RNLI mascot Stormy Stan for thrills, spills and fun at Ilfracombe Rescue Day tomorrow (Wednesday). Picture: Steve Swain.

Join RNLI mascot Stormy Stan for thrills, spills and fun at Ilfracombe Rescue Day tomorrow (Wednesday). Picture: Steve Swain.

Steve Swain

No truth to rumours that tomorrow’s annual showcase of emergency services at the Pier has been cancelled, say organisers.

RESCUE Day organisers say it is going ahead as normal tomorrow (Wednesday) despite rumours in the town it had been cancelled.

Marnie Quy of Events4Ilfracombe said the fundraising spectacular with the region’s emergency services at the pier would be going ahead, but if the weather did prove to be tricky there was an alternative events schedule they could follow.

The event will feature the RNLI, police, fire, ambulance and coastguard, among many lifesavers staging real time rescue displays on land and sea.

The Pier gates open at 10am and in between displays visitors can browse stalls, sample refreshments and meet the men and women who risk their lives daily to keep others safe.

Youngsters are welcome to clamber all over the emergency vehicles – and sound their sirens – plus the police will also be running a ‘scenes of crime’ competition too.

All proceeds from the day will go to the Ilfracombe RNLI appeal for a new lifeboat launch vehicle.

Other groups represented in the day will include Exmoor Search and Rescue, the Ilfracombe Town Team and Environmental Health.

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