Bike run effort for Arbroath RNLI
Arbroath RNLI was the grateful beneficiary of some high energy fund raising recently.
A group of local lads undertook a gruelling 25 mile bike run from Arbroath to Dobbies and back in late summer to raise money for the lifeboats and visited the station to meet the volunteer RNLI crew and present the donation.
The fantastic sum of £563 was raised in total, and Arbroath lifeboat Operations Manager, for Arbroath RNLI, Alex Smith said of the feat “We are lucky enough to receive donations from the community raised in all manner of different and imaginative ways, but this is certainly up there with the most energetic!
We are extremely grateful for the hard work put in by the lads and it was great to see them down at the station. The money they raised will go directly to making sure our crew continues to be well trained and equipped for going to sea.”
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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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