NEW Brighton Lifeboat Station's annual open day will be held later this month.

Taking place at the venue in King's Parade on Sunday, June 30, the fundraising event runs from 11am to 4pm.

On the day, visitors will be able to learn more about the station's inshore lifeboat from volunteers on hand to talk about the rescue craft as well as the tractor that tows it in and out of the water.

Children's activities include wet-sponge throwing, face painting and lucky dip and the name-and-win game for the prize of a cuddly toy dog.

Other attractions include tombola and the guess-the-weight-of-the-cake competition while the summer raffle has around a dozen prizes offering something for everyone.

The winner of a spring raffle for a pro all-terrain bike – courtesy of Off the Rock Cycles, Wallasey – will be drawn on the day.

Homemade preserves and baked goods, crafts, toys and homeware will be on sale, while anyone wanting an early start on Christmas will be able to buy RNLI festive greeting cards, as well as 2020 diaries and calendars.

Lifeboat operations manager Ian Thornton said: "This is the major fundraising event in our lifeboat station's calendar and it's crucial in helping us continue the lifesaving work of our charity.

"It's also a day we look forward to immensely, especially as it's another opportunity for our volunteers to engage with local residents, supporters and those who may have needed or may one day need, our rescue service.

"We very much look forward to welcoming even more visitors this year."

Stocked with a wide range of RNLI souvenirs, the lifeboat station shop will be open on the day with tickets for the spring raffle also on sale up to open day.

Refreshments include cakes, tea, coffee and cold drinks. Freshly prepared hot dogs will also be available.