200 Year of Lifeboats at Spurn Point, Humber 2010 Finale Luncheon
Well as you may well know some of our member’s got tickets for the Luncheon, and to show our support and thanks to the crew.
Thanks to Humber lifeboat crew, the Luncheon went very well indeed,
we were made to feel welcome once again by the crew whom spoke with us all one by one about the weekend and how we did and if we enjoyed it, they enjoyed having us there.
One of the Crew has invited us to all go up in the summer for barbecue, we will try and make this an event I am sure.
We made a donation from the club and bought a year of history thanks to all member that dipped in we raised 80 pounds.
I know also other members have bought years also making our total for the station 155.00 pounds not bad for a small club well done guys.
As you will see by the photos the Luncheon was packed out, Andy G7LRR, Bob M0RWL and John G6LNV,
presented Superintendent coxswain Dave Steenvoorden and the crew,
with a thank you letter and a framed photo with a little write-up on it as you can read.
This was put on display for all to see
Great day out maybe next time more will come to such events, by the way Dave Steenvoorden and crew for the 200 year anniversary
along with their supporters raised over £65,000 for the station in the 200th anniversary.
What a great weekend was had by those that attended the GB2HLS station on spurn point.
Around 600 stations where worked all together and the majority in the u.k and british isles and
this is what it was all about, putting the R.N.L.I in to the public eye and be part of the 200yrs celebration of the Humber life boat.
Amazingly we had around 3,500 hits on qrz.com!!!that’s an enormous amount of visits to achieve in a short time….thanks to Andy (G7LRR) for doing a smashing job on the qrz.com page, it certainly had plenty of information!!!!.
We also had around 250 hits on the M0HFC site on qrz.com so that’s good as well.
We had Radio Interview on Radio Humberside with Helen philpot (The Philpot Files)
GB2HLS on Radio Humberside
We certainly left the Humber life boat station on a ‘high’ as to say, and are pleased to announce that we have been invited back next year to do a similar event but with a more of an fund raising appeal if anyone would like to try and get some sort of sponsorship through there works or business this would be great!!!.
Facility’s where provided by the R.N.L.I station (shower,toilets,kitchen, sleeping accommodation) and a fantastic visit on to the lifeboat where we was shown around by different members of the crew explaining the different types of equipment available….thanks to them!!!.
Also a thank you to Karen (Dave Steenvordens wife) for the interview type conversation i had with her regarding there lifestyles and everyday life’s as a WAG!!! (lifeboat mans wife!!!) and to all the rest of the wives for putting up with our invasion of the station.
This was a great event to be part of and i hope we have many more with these guys down there and for those who could not attend….book your days off in advance for next year!!!!
Again many thanks to all who attended if only for a day …..well done!!…..
H.F.D.X.ARC GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH…………