Varley and Finlay Bullard. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-228)

Best pictures as RNLI May Day fundraising campaign gets a great start at Hayling beach

A former lifeboat station turned restaurant held a fun day on the water in aid of the RNLI’s May Day fundraising campaign.

The Inn on the Beach, which was Hayling Island's first lifeboat station, gave residents a chance to have a go at stand-up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking and surfing at its Friends on the Water taster day. Hayling’s lifeboat crew staged a board, boat and helicopter rescue also. Proceeds from the event will all go to the RNLI’s May Day campaign, to ensure crews are kitted out for efficient rescue operations. 

Ellie Shepherd and Rachel Padmore prepare to row out in a gig. (5th and 6th left) Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-27)
Ellie Shepherd and Rachel Padmore prepare to row out in a gig. (5th and 6th left) Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-27)
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Instructor Sean Rayner with Bridget Simmons who had just overcome an operation to complete a bucket list wish. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-45)
Instructor Sean Rayner with Bridget Simmons who had just overcome an operation to complete a bucket list wish. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-45)
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Annaka Loh and Izy Fernandez about to take a double skull rowing boat out. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-224)
Annaka Loh and Izy Fernandez about to take a double skull rowing boat out. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-224)
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Ellie Shepherd and Rachel Padmore prepare to row out in a gig. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-11)
Ellie Shepherd and Rachel Padmore prepare to row out in a gig. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-11)
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