The Lizard RNLI hosts annual Christmas Carolaire
Christmas really got underway on Friday 1 December as The Lizard Lifeboat Station hosted their annual Christmas Carolaire.
Visitors were welcomed to the station and treated to an evening of festive carol singing accompanied by Helston Town Band and the children from Landewednack School Choir. Seasonal refreshments including mulled wine and mince pies were served throughout the evening by members of the fundraising team.
The event was again hailed as another success with many visitors saying that it is an evening that really starts the Christmas festivities in The Lizard village and local community.
Grateful thanks and appreciation go to the Rev Deirdre Mackrill and the Rev Fran Lane who compèred the evening aboard that station's all-weather lifeboat RNLB Rose, Helston Town Band, the children from Landewednack School Choir, Zoar Garage, Euro Tool and those who prepared and donated the delicious refreshments.
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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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