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Jersey Irish Society donate to RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A very pleasant event took place on Saturday morning, 16 April, when Mrs Pamela O'Neill and Mrs Martina Wintour attended St. Helier lifeboat station to hand over a cheque for £1500 as a donation to the RNLI from the Jersey Irish Society.

The cheque was received on behalf of the RNLI by Mrs Pam Butler, Chairwoman of the RNLI Ladies Guild, and Mrs Monique Tait and Mrs Cheryl Hibbs, both long time fundraisers in the Ladies Guild.

Mr James Gales, Lifeboat Operations Manager for St. Helier lifeboat station, was also in attendance and after a tour of the station museum, the ladies, suitably attired in borrowed traditional RNLI yellow oilskin jackets, went on-board the all-weather lifeboat George Sullivan to see for themselves how the RNLI puts donations to good use.

James Gales said: "As a volunteer charitable organisation, it is thanks to the kind generosity of our supporters such as the Jersey Irish Society, that we are able to carry out our mission of saving lives at sea and we would like to thank the Society's members most sincerely for this contribution".
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Attached is a photo from the presentation. L-R Mrs Martina Wintour (Jersey Irish Society), Mrs Monique Tait (RNLI Ladies Guild), Mrs Cheryl Hibbs (RNLI Ladies Guild), Mrs Pam Butler (RNLI Ladies Guild), Mrs Pamela O'Neill (Jersey Irish Society). Credit RNLI Jersey

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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 Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge 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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