Sandown and Shanklin Inshore Lifeboat takes part in a display with the Coastguard helicopter in 2009. Picture by Robin Crossley.
AN ORANGE alert has been issued by three independent lifeboat crews.
Crews from Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat, Ryde Rescue and Freshwater Lifeboat will join forces for Go Orange this weekend, to raise awareness for independent lifeboat stations.
In Freshwater tomorrow (Friday), crews will be out rattling their collection tins in shops, pubs and clubs while shop staff will don bright Go Orange t-shirts.
The lifeboat and crew will be at the Co-op on Saturday, when they will also be bag packing, helping to raise even more money.
Meanwhile, crews will also be out and about in Ryde tomorrow, when a lifeboat will be on display at the Co-op during the day and at the King Lud in the evening.
The Co-op stores in Somerset Road and West Street will also Go Orange, as will staff at West Stores on St John’s Hill.
On Sunday an Orange Cafe will be set up at Ryde Rescue’s headquarters.
Tomorrow, Sandown and Shanklin Inshore Lifeboat crews will be collecting in Regent Street, Shanklin, where several shops and businesses will be supporting them.
On Saturday a 'Dance Yourself Dizzy’ over 30s disco with an orange twist will be held at Holliers Hotel, Shanklin, from 8.30pm. Tickets are available from Glyn Morgans News, Shanklin, and Ladies Realm, Sandown.
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