Scarborough RNLI receives generous donation from local club
Scarborough Yacht Club has raised £1,231 for the lifeboat over the last year.
Club commodore Steve Parker presented a cheque to Colin Woodhead, who chairs Scarborough RNLI, at the club, in the lighthouse, on Saturday (2 April).
The money was raised at three collections: at the annual RNLI pennant race, at the annual trophy presentation and with a jar on the bar.
RNLI Picture caption
Left to right, back: Jacob Marton, Pat Messruther, Kyle Patel and Chris Moss. Middle: Sam Baker, Rob Gaunt, Steve Parker, Colin Woodhead, Carl Walsh, Steve Jones, George Whitlow and Richard Craven. Front: Dave Roberts, Lee Marton, Dave Horsley, Tom Clark, Dave Jackson and Rudi Barman.
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For further details, ring Scarborough RNLI press officer Dave Barry on 07890 322992.
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 Ireland from 238 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 240 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 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland