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Raise vital funds for the RNLI by taking part in the Great North Run
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Lifeboats News Release
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) still has a few places available for the BUPA Great North Run on Sunday 16 September 2012.
Last year, RNLI runners in the event raised an amazing £100,000 for the charity and over 200 people have already agreed to take part in the 2012 Great North Run on behalf of the RNLI.
Helen Patrick, RNLI Event Logistics Team Leader, said: ‘It’s unusual that we still have places available as the Great North Run is one of the most popular running events in the world and we usually have to turn people away. So this is the ideal opportunity for anyone who has wanted to do the Great North Run for some time but has never been able to get a place.’
Everyone taking part on behalf of the charity will receive an RNLI running vest, expert training to help in the 'run up' to the big day, fundraising advice, lots of cheers and support from the RNLI on the day and a post-race reception including a well-earned massage. And you’ll be running in the knowledge that you are raising money to help our volunteer crews and lifeguards save lives at sea.
All RNLI runners need to be registered by Sunday 1 July 2012.
To register, visit: http://rnli.org/howtosupportus/getinvolved/events/Pages/The-BUPA-Great-North-Run.aspx
RNLI media contacts
For more information, please contact Clare Hopps, RNLI Press Officer, North, on 01642 750585 or 07824 518641 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0845 122 6999 or by email.
The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland