Annual Sunderland RNLI Flag Day
Sunderland RNLI lifeboat station’s annual Flag Day is to be held between10am and 4pm on Saturday 25th June when members of the crew, local fund-raisers and other supporters will be collecting in the city centre.
Mayor of Sunderland Councillor Alan Emerson purchasing the first flag from Sunderland RNLI guild members Peter Mitchell, Barbara Simpson, Joan Hardy along with Lifeboat Operations Manager James Jamieson.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Alex Richards Sunderland Lifeboat Station Press Officer on 0191 5292988 or 07540 530 395.
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.
Learn more about the RNLI
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