A record-breaking fundraising day raised £3,500 for RNLI New Brighton last month.

The cash was raised in support for RNLI volunteers on June 30 as part of New Brighton lifeboat station's Open Day.

Deputy mayor and mayoress of Wirral Cllr George Davies and Cath Davies stopped by the station on the day and after meeting with the crew, gave a short speech thanking volunteers for the commitment to the charity.

Deputy mayor Davies said: "It’s a fantastic tribute to you that you are all volunteers.

"The work that you do is absolutely phenomenal and the people of Wirral very much appreciate it.

"Thank you very much indeed."

The annual family day saw visitors take part in a variety of competitions, games and raffles. There was even a selection of homemade preserves and cakes as well as RNLI souvenirs, Christmas cards and calendars available to buy.

There was a chance to throw soaked sponges at crew members.

RNLI Lifeboat operations manager Ian Thornton said: "We are delighted that the deputy mayor and deputy mayoress were able to support the day in person and take the time to speak with our volunteers.

"It’s also been such a pleasure once again, to welcome members of the public into our lifeboat station.

"We couldn’t be more grateful to all the visitors and supporters who saw us to another record year of funds raised.

"This really does help our lifesaving charity continue in its efforts towards saving lives at sea. Thank you."