Gafirs 10th anniversary open day set to be jam-packed with activities

Police, bomb disposal and ambulance crews will be among the large group of emergency services showcasing their skills, at Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service's 10th anniversary open day.

Friday, 14th July 2017, 12:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:34 am

The event, which is on Sunday and will run from 11am-4pm, is free to attend and according to Gafirs fundraising officer James Baggott, is ‘packed with things for families to see and do’.

He said: ‘Not only will residents be able to meet their local emergency services, there’ll also be a cake sale, tuck shop, face painting and lots more.

‘We hope the community can come along and support their local independent lifeboat station – already this year our volunteer crews have been called out 61 times by the coastguard to assist those in distress at sea.’

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An exercise between Gosport Lifeboat Station and coastguard rescue helicopter 175, based at Lee-on-the-Solent, has been scheduled, subject to operational requirements.

The open day will take place at Gosport Lifeboat Station, Lifeboat Lane, Stokes Bay, and will include displays from: Gafirs, UK Coastguard, Hampshire Constabulary, South Central Ambulance Service, Bomb Disposal Ramora, UK SERV Bloodrunners and Gosport Safer Community Team.