Life brigade men celebrate big anniversary

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A WEARSIDE volunteer group is celebrating 135 years of lifesaving.

Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade (SVLB) is marking the milestone with a special event.

People of all ages are being invited to join crew members at the Watch House, in Pier View, Roker.

The open days will take place on Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25.

They will run from 11am to 4.30pm on both days.

Larry Hetherington, from the SVLB, said: “There will be a tombola, children’s activities, stalls, refreshments and volunteering opportunities.

“The Range Rover lifesaving vehicle will be on show on both days for visitors. People can also learn about our maritime history and have a good day.”

For more information, visit www.sunderlandvlb.com.