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Mersey Maritime Movie Night raising funds for Hoylake and West Kirby RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

On 19 September at 7:30pm The Light Cinema, New Brighton will host a unique screening of three films about local maritime history with all proceeds going to local charities.

Local film maker Graham Mathews with RNLI Hoylake coxswain Andy Dodd.


Local film maker Graham Mathews with RNLI Hoylake coxswain Andy Dodd.

Local film maker, Graham Mathews, is pleased to present these never-before-seen films to the public next month. Each film tells the story of a different area of local maritime interest: the recent history of the RNLI Hoylake Lifeboat Station, the restoration of unique steam tug/tender Daniel Adamson (The Danny) and the Maritime City Liverpool.

The night will be kindly hosted by The Light Cinema in New Brighton and all proceeds will go towards the Royal National Lifeboat Institution lifeboat stations at Hoylake and West Kirby, The Daniel Adamson Preservation Society and the upkeep of Merseyside Maritime Museums Brocklebank.

Both The Danny and Brocklebank are on the register of National Historic Ships UK.

The event will be opened by Mr. John Curry the Chairman of the Hoylake and West Kirby Lifeboat Management Group. Also in attendance will be the Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside Dame Lorna Muirhead DCVO DBE and Councillor Ann McLachlan the Mayor of Wirral and her consort Mr. Bill McLachlan.

Tickets are limited and should be purchased in advance from The Light Cinema. All ticket holders will be entered into a free prize draw on the night with great prizes donated by various local businesses.

RNLI Media contacts

For more information please contact Victoria Phipps, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07709 391253.

RNLI Hoylake's Shannon class lifeboat in the Mersey.

Bob Warwick

RNLI Hoylake's Shannon class lifeboat in the Mersey.

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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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland