Local Freemasons present donation to Morecambe’s volunteer RNLI lifeboat
On Wednesday 9 November 2016 Morecambe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were presented with a donation of £700 from Morecambe Lodge 1561.
Nick Baxter, the Worshipful Master of Morecambe Lodge 1561, who is also a volunteer Deputy Launching Authority and the Sea Safety Officer for Morecambe RNLI said ‘As well as many other local charities, each year the Lodge endeavours to make a donation toward the work of Morecambe lifeboat station. This year’s is intended to contribute toward the installation of a CCTV security system at the lifeboat and hovercraft stations.’
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 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.