CHILDREN enjoyed meeting real life heroes as llifeboatmen moored their boat in Frodsham town centre.

Shoppers browsing the market stalls enjoyed talking to members of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

The lifesaving crew members from West Kirby RNLI station dragged their lifeboat into the town to encourage children to stay safe on beaches this summer.

Members of the Frodsham and District RNLI raised more than £660 on the day for the service which costs £123.5m to keep running.

Crowds enjoyed entertainment from the Wirral Pipe Band who played outside the Bear’s Paw between 9-4pm, and MP Graham Evans even came along to offer his support.

Club secretary John Lloyd said: “The day was a fantastic success. We raised £664.04 altogether which is a bit more than last year.

“Luckily the weather held out. We are very grateful to the generosity of the people of Frodsham on the day, but we are still looking for people to join the committee or we might have to close.”

The annual lifeboat day could be the last event the fundraising team hold in the town, unless they can recruit more members.