Redcar RNLI and Middlesbrough FC team up to raise funds
Middlesbrough football club have announced that Redcar RNLI are the club’s official charity partner for the 2017/18 season.
'We are teaming up with Redcar branch of the nationwide charity and will be working closely together to assist with fundraising and create awareness for a cause that is very important to coastal life in the region.'
Dave Cocks, Lifeboat Operations Manager was at the club's training centre at Rockliffe Park for the partnership launch and said: 'It’s a very exciting partnership for everybody at RNLI.
'We’ve got a lot of Middlesbrough fans on the crew and, like the football club, the Redcar lifeboat station is very much the focus of the community.
'We’re delighted to be a part of it.'
Mark Ellis, Chief Operating Officer at MFC said: 'The club are delighted to be supporting another local charity that has had and continues to have such an important impact on lives of people in the Teesside area.
'We look forward to working with the RNLI and supporting their great work across the coming season.'
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.
Learn more about the RNLI
Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
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