Three Great Fundraisers for St Bees RNLI
The volunteers at St Bees lifeboat are often impressed with the many different ways the generous people of West Cumbria find to raise money for the RNLI.
Captain of the Distressed Sailor Golf Society Mark Edwards chose St Bees RNLI to benefit from their 2016 captains charity. The aptly named Distressed Sailor is a pub based in Whitehaven. The money was raised by members of the society during the season from penalties for various things like landing in bunkers, water hazards & high scores etc. Mark feels the lifeboat crew provide an essential emergency service and was pleased that £150 was raised in aid of St Bees lifeboat.
The Seascale Stompers meet once a week and describe themselves as a small line dancing group. Most of the money they raise is taken on the door and in the past ten years has gone to charities far and wide. This year it has all gone to local charities of which £100.00 has been given to St Bees RNLI.
Peter Hinde from ESKK Martial Arts & Fitness Club recently gave a cheque for £250.00 to St Bees RNLI. The money was raised through their kids group.
St Bees lifeboat volunteers would like to thank everyone who has helped in all these three great fundraisers. The RNLI relies on voluntary contributions like these to help in the aim to reduce preventable loss of life at sea.
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.