Barrow RNLI Receives Donation of over £10,000
At the recent Gala organised by the Barrow Ladies Lifeboat Guild, Joanne Barrow, on behalf of the Furness Building Society, presented a cheque for £10,765.69 to the Barrow RNLI.
The money was donated as a result of funds invested by individuals in the Furness Building Society’s Affinity Account. Affinity Accounts are linked to particular charities and the more that savers put into their accounts the greater the donation that is made to the associated charity.
This substantial donation will provide a very welcome boost to the costs of operating and maintaining the Barrow station. The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and relies entirely on voluntary donations to enable its volunteers to undertake their life saving work.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.