On Saturday 2nd July 2011 the Mayor of Blyth Mr Robert Parker and Keith Martin of Magic Radio were welcomed by the RNLI Blyth Branch Chairman Dr R Carr, and the Mayor was invited to open the RNLI Blyth Station Open Day.

Keith Martin then formally opened the proceedings and hoped that everyone would enjoy the activities, and give generously at the various stalls and have a lovely time in the warm sunny day.

The Chairman, Keith Martin and party toured the stalls and the other activities.

After visiting the stalls and other activities, the Mayor, Keith Martin and party were invited by the Coxswain of the Tynemouth All Weather Lifeboat “Duke of Kent” to see over the lifeboat and to sail out into Blyth Bay. The RNLI Lifeboat “Duke of Kent” was escorted by the RNLI Lifeboats from Blyth, and Cullercoats, and whilst at sea saw the various lifeboats working together.

The work of the Ladies Guild and the Branch has raised £4376 and both the Guild and the Branch express thanks for the support they have received.

Finally, a big Thank You to the many firms and organisations that donated prizes. All the prizes have been claimed (listed Below).