Pupils from St Patrick's raise funds for the new Shannon lifeboat
Pupils of St. Patrick’s Infant & Junior School in Workington have raised £167.10 towards the cost of the new Shannon Class lifeboat.
Pupils of St. Patrick’s Infant & Junior School in Workington have raised £167.10 towards the cost of the new Shannon Class lifeboat which is expected to be delivered to the Workington RNLI station early next year.
They raised the money by selling orange RNLI wristbands to the pupils during break times at St Patrick’s school.
Seen here presenting the cheque to (left to right) proud father RNLI Workington mechanic Richard Glynn and volunteer lifeboatman Joe Birkett are Nathan Canfield and Richard’s son Luke Glynn.
Lifeboat operations Manager Tim Chittenden said: 'We are very pleased by the initiative they have shown, for the funds they have raised and for increasing awareness in the school about our fund-raising campaign to purchase the new lifeboat.'
The new Shannon will replace the ageing Tyne class all-weather lifeboat Sir James Fisher.
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.