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Sea Scouts raise “a bob or two” for Shoreham RNLI lifeboat appeal

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Michelle Tugwell
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Lifeboats News Release

  • Date:
    21/07/2010
  • Author: Michelle Tugwell

Sea Scouts raise “a bob or two” for Shoreham RNLI lifeboat appeal

Members of the 3rd Shoreham Sea Scouts set to work doing a “bob a job” week for family and friends and raised £275 for the RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat Station Appeal.

The cub scouts from the pack, based at the Les Goodbody Centre on the riverbank next to Adur Recreation Ground, were given cardboard RNLI collection boxes in the shape of lifeboats to assemble and colour in. Their mission was then to fill them with money they had earned for doing jobs for their families and friends. They also completed tasks on sea safety through the RNLI education package.

Shoreham RNLI lifeboat second coxswain Charlie Hubbard went along to the pack where he accepted a cheque from the hard-working cub scouts. The RNLI launched a £1M community appeal in 2007 to raise money for a new modern, purpose built lifeboat station at Shoreham and to house a state-of-the-art new Tamar-class lifeboat. The building of the new lifeboat station on Kingston Beach is now well advanced.

To donate to the Shoreham Lifeboat Station Appeal, telephone 0845 1214999 and quote ‘SLSA” or send a donation to RNLI Shoreham Appeal, Admail 4071, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5ZU.

RNLI media contacts

For more information contact Michelle Tugwell Shoreham Lifeboat Station Appeal press officer, on 07714 080333, email michelletugwell@btinternet.com

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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.

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