Humber Rescue announces open day at Hessle Foreshore

Humber Rescue is an independent lifeboat charity providing search and rescue across the Humber Estuary
-Credit: (Image: Humber Rescue)

Volunteer lifeboat team Humber Rescue has announced its open day for families to learn more about the organisation.

The independent charity protects over 540 square miles of water in the Humber - considered one of the most dangerous stretches of water due to its current. Since starting small scale from founder Paul Berriff's back garden, Humber Rescue has become a pivotal protector along the estuary.

Operating independently outside the RLNI, the organisation relies on public donations to sustain the brave work the volunteers do to protect people along the Humber. As well as the annual charity swims, events like this open day allow people to get up close and personal with everything they do.

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On July 14, in partnership with The Country Park, The Humber Rescue Life Boat Open Day will bring a day full of live music, bars and food vendors to Hessle Foreshore.

The Hull Coastguard Rescue team will be in attendance, giving families and attendees the chance to try on their kit to get a new prospective on the hard work that they do. Members from Humberside Fire & Rescue and the British Transport Police will also be there to answer any burning questions people have about life in the emergency services.

Humber Rescue was founded in 1990 and hit a milestone 3000 callouts on Saturday, April 6
Humber Rescue was founded in 1990 and hit a milestone 3000 callouts on Saturday, April 6 -Credit:Humber Rescue

For people wishing to donate to the hard work that Humber Rescue do, donations of both card and cash are accepted.

On average, it costs £60,000-£70,000 a year to ensure that the local lifeboat station is fully functional. The Humber Rescue Open Day will be on July 14 at Hessle Foreshore and will last from 10 am - 4 pm.