Safety first for town’s fun day

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SAFETY is set to be the order of the day in Filey during an annual fun day.

The town’s popular Safety Fun Day is back again with a wealth of displays and activities promoting the tireless work of emergency services in the area.

The event will feature another visit from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, with youngsters given the chance to sit in the helicopter and speak to the pilot.

There will also be Fire and Rescue and ambulance crews, police officers, lifeboat and coastguard members and Mountain Rescue teams to give people an insight into their valuable work.

Thousands of visitors flocked to the event last year, with organiser Chris Hodgson hoping for a repeat success.

He added: “It is very much a hands-on event, which is the real beauty of the day.

“Everyone who comes on the day can speak to people about what they do and get an insight which is great.

“We will be having lots of displays and there will also be extra things like a cycling proficiency course and a melon drop from 40ft to show the effects of a 30mph car crash.”

The event takes place on Sunday, August 14, in Filey Country Park, from 11am until 4pm. It is free though people can leave donations towards the services’ continuing work.

Mr Hodgson added anyone who wants to help marshal the day should contact him on 07711 567870.