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North Berwick RNLI lifeboat fete Saturday 23 July 2016

Lifeboats News Release

North Berwick RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew will be hosting their annual fundraising fete on Saturday 23 July 2016 at ELCO green, North Berwick.

North Berwick RNLI (the Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat crew will be hosting their annual fete. This is one of the major fundraisers carried out throughout the year. The RNLI receives no government funding and relies completely on donations from the public.

Saturday’s fete will commence at 12:30pm with a parade along the High Street with vintage cars ending at Elco Green, where the lifeboat Queen will be crowned and the fete will open. There will be numerous stalls, raffle and live music. Come along and meet the Crew and Stormy Stan.

“We rely completely on voluntary funding and the generosity of the public, this enables the RNLI to provide us with our boat, protective equipment, our training and then maintain it all, so that we can continue to save lives at sea. We are always amazed and so grateful, how generous people are.” Rhona Meikle, Helm.

RNLI media contacts

Rhona Meikle, volunteer lifeboat press officer at North Berwick, 07767 251023,

Or Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or

Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026,

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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