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Angle RNLI to host Sea Sunday service

Lifeboats News Release

Angle RNLI will be holding its annual service for Sea Sunday on July 30, when seafarers across the world will be remembered.

Angle RNLI's all weather state-of-the-art Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason launching into the Milford Haven Waterway

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Angle RNLI's all weather state-of-the-art Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason launching

The international day is a special opportunity to remember and say prayers for the 1.5 million brave men and women who go to work at sea in every corner of the globe, often in dangerous and lonely conditions.

Sea Sunday is the global celebration of the enduring and vital work of the Mission to Seafarers, which supports and cares for seafarers around the world.

Angle RNLI’s service, at the lifeboat station, will be conducted by Deputy Launch Authority, the Rev Mike Brotherton, retired Royal Navy Chaplain.

The service, which will be followed by refreshments, will start at 3pm and all are welcome.

The following week, on Saturday, August 5, Angle RNLI will be welcoming visitors to its open day, with an opportunity to meet crew members, tour the £1.2m boathouse and see the all weather and inshore lifeboats.

On view will be the £2.6m all weather state-of-the art Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason and the £41,000 D class inshore lifeboat SuperG II.

The open day runs from 12noon to 4pm and the all weather lifeboat will be launching at 6pm. It promises to be an action-packed occasion, as the open day coincides with Angle Regatta.

Note to editors

RNLI media contacts: For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, Angle RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01437 763675 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager, on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.

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

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