DRAYTON Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, is hosting a fun day this Sunday July 5 for the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution).
Amongst the attractions will be an inshore lifeboat on display to the public, and a visit from the RNLI’s friendly mascot Stormy Stan. Fund raisers will be at the theme park all day, encouraging people to support the charity, which works tirelessly to provide a 24-hour lifesaving service across the UK’s coasts and rivers.
There’s also a special treat for members of Storm Force, the RNLI’s child membership scheme. On presentation of a valid membership card, they will be able to enter the park for free and all other family members with them will only pay £10 each.
The award-winning theme park has supported the RNLI since the opening of water ride Storm Force 10 in 1999. The ride was the UK’s first water chute coaster with a reverse drop and is themed to recreate a lifeboat rescue with speeds of up to 35knots on its three spectacular drops.
In the past ten years, money raised by the theme park has bought an Atlantic 75 lifeboat worth £72,000, = currently on the River Thames in London, and more recently the purchase of a Y-Boat. Continued support will soon see another boat bought to be used at Hoylake, Merseyside.