Buckets full of cash for the Sheerness RNLI lifeboats
Crew members and station volunteers from the Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station had an excellent response during a collection day at Tesco’s Sheerness store
The volunteer crew and other members of the Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station held a collection day at Tesco’s Sheerness store on Saturday 11 February.
The crew members and others ably assisted by members of the Minster on Sea Rotary Club worked on a rota for 8 hours in freezing conditions and thanks to the generosity of Tesco’s customers still managed to raise the excellent sum of £1017.37p for the RNLI
Sheerness RNLI lifeboat coxswain Robin Castle said :’ we are very grateful to everybody who donated their cash on what was a very cold and gloomy day. We would also like to thank Tesco’s for allowing us to make the collection on their premises. All donations will be well spent in helping to keep our lifeboats afloat.’
The Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station is always looking to recruit new volunteers to cover a variety of roles. If you would like to become a member of the team at Sheerness please get in touch by ringing the station on 01795 664868 or email Sheerness@rnli.org.uk
The RNLI is the charity that 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 230 lifeboat stations in the UK. 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 lifeboats and lifeguards have saved over 140,000 lives.
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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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