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Meet the RNLI volunteers of Ramsey lifeboat

Lifeboats Media Invite

Ramsey RNLI volunteers are inviting people to join them at the RNLI Shop this Wednesday to learn how they can help save lives at sea this summer.

The Island’s RNLI high-street shop, which is located on Market Hill, is in desperate need for more volunteers to help run the retail asset. 

This Wednesday (27 July), RNLI Visitor Experience Manager Julie Sanby will join lifeboat crew and Ramsey Shop volunteers as they invite the community to learn more about the various volunteering roles within the charity.  The shop is a vital part of the RNLI charity’s fundraising efforts in Ramsey.

Julie Sanby, RNLI Visitors Experience Manager said:

‘The RNLI are lucky that we already have wonderful people volunteering their time to help run the charity’s shop at Ramsey.  However for the shop to remain open we need more people to help run the lifesaving facility.’

Julie adds: 'An RNLI shop volunteer does so much more than take money over the counter – they are a special person who has decided they want to make a difference. Everyone has their own reasons for volunteering with the RNLI, be it loyalty to the charity, time on their hands, the opportunity to meet new people, a personal challenge or maybe putting valuable skills to good use. Whatever the reason anyone interested in helping to run the Ramsey shop will receive a very warm welcome.’

Ramsey RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched eight times and rescued five people last year.  All lifeboat launches depend on charitable giving and public support so that the volunteer lifeboat crew can continue saving lives at sea.

Come and meet Ramsey RNLI volunteers!

Where: Rasmey RNLI Shop, Markey Hill, Ramsey.

When: Wednesday 27 July, 2016. 10am - 11:30am.

 

RNLI media contact

For more information contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.

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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

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