Blue Light Event at Barmouth RNLI
There was huge excitement and enthusiasm at the RNLI Boathouse on the promenade in Barmouth on Saturday 6th August when all the Emergency Services joined forces to hold a ‘Blue Light Day’.
During the fun-packed afternoon children were allowed to sit in a real police car with the sirens blaring. One of the highlights for them was to have their fingerprints taken and to be able to take them home to keep in their own keyring. South Snowdonia Search and Rescue team representatives displayed their vehicles and equipment and gave lessons in knot making. The Royal Life Saving Society explained their role in education and the prevention of drowning. Children tried on RNLI volunteer crewmen’s kit and the RNLI’s Respect the Water campaign was on hand to give information and advice of how to stay safe in our coastal waters.
Altogether it was a very successful day and a great example of what can be achieved when public sector partners join forces in an effective campaign.
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, 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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.
The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland