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Model RNLI lifeboat demonstration
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Lifeboats News Release
Author: Gerry Adams
The Barry Model Boat Club, which has a membership of over 50 members, arranged a special Model Boat demonstration on July 1st 2012 at the Knap lake.
The chairman of the club, Ron Pearson, said that the main attraction was models of the past and present RNLI lifeboats. There was also a souvenir stand run by the volunteer RNLI Education and Visits group as well as a collection by the volunteer Fund Raising branch.
Ron hopes that this could be an annual fund raising day for the volunteer RNLI Barry Dock lifeboat station.
Gerry Adams, the volunteer RNLI Barry Dock lifeboat Press Officer, said that he saw the model RNLI lifeboats and they are second to none. Having served on the Arun class lifeboats, he commented on the fantastic detail shown with the RNLI model lifeboat.
People of all ages enjoyed the demonstration on Saturday and helped raise funds for the RNLI.
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For more information please telephone Gerry Adams RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01446 738903/723005 or email@example.com /Gerry.adams@dowcorning,com or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789
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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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