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Barry Dock RNLI invites the public to station’s annual Open Day
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Lifeboats News Release
Author: Gerry Adams
Barry Dock Royal National Lifeboat Institution volunteers will be holding an Open Day at the lifeboat station on July 28th between 10am and 4pm.
Liz Matthews, Barry Dock RNLI Visits and Education Officer, said:
‘This is an ideal opportunity to come and see an operational RNLI station and is a great way to learn about sea safety.’
Lifeboat crew and a representative from the RNLI Lifeguards, who have recently started patrolling 4 beaches within the Vale of Glamorgan, will be present at the Open Day to answer any questions about the charity that saves lives at sea.
Gerry Adams, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said:
‘The RNLI has had a station at Barry since 1901 and has an amazing callout history of over 800 ‘shouts’. The crew and other support groups to the lifeboat station are all volunteers. The RNLI is funded by voluntary contributions and looks after the whole of the UK and Ireland coastline. The charity has an international flood rescue team who are ready to respond to flooding incidents.’
The Barry Dock RNLI Open Day is a great day out for all the family. Last year, the station’s Education and Visits team worked with over 9,000 adults and children to help educate the public in sea safety messages on behalf of the charity that saves lives at sea.
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Key facts about the RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland from 236 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 180 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland