They’re launching a Lifeboat at Padstow this weekend, but don’t worry — nobody’s in danger. Instead it’s the debut of a new Padstow Brewing Co beer, raising money for the RNLI.

Padstow Lifeboat Lager canLifeboat Lager will be officially launched on draught and in cans on Saturday (August 11), at the Padstow Lifeboat Open Weekend, Trevose Head, Padstow.

Ten pence from every pint or can bought will be donated by Padstow Brewing Co to the RNLI. The company also hopes that customers buying them will also donate 10p each, doubling the money raised.

The idea for the project came from the brewery team, as a way of directly recognising and supporting the vital role of the RNLI volunteers and beach lifeguards all around Cornwall’s beautiful coastline.

The first cans feature the Padstow Lifeboat crew photographed on the lifeboat slipway. Since the initiative started, other lifeboat stations have been in contact with the brewery. There are now plans to dedicate each brew to one or more UK Lifeboat stations.

The lager is described as “light, crisp and refreshing”. It will certainly be popular and the brewery reports orders ahead of the launch have been “huge”.

The Padstow Lifeboat Open Weekend takes place on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am each day. The volunteer crew will be holding regular training exercises each day, with launches and slipway recoveries. The search and rescue helicopter will join the practices on Saturday and Sunday afternoon (subject to operational deployments).

Children’s and adult activities will be on an adjoining field, with an entertainment marquee and bar area, surrounded by stalls. Food will be available, including a barbecue.

The station is located on the National Trust headland at Trevose Head, with stunning views across the bay towards Trevone and the surrounding coast. Parking is available in nearby National Trust car parks, with a free shuttle bus or a short picturesque coastal walk to the station.

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