School hold Bake Off in support of Barmouth RNLI
Year 6 children from Wodensfeld Primary School in Wolverhampton held a Bake Off cake competition at their school in May 2017 to raise funds for the RNLI.
17 children took part and the standard of entries was very high. The money raised was donated to Barmouth RNLI when they visited the station on Tuesday 13 June.
The children met members of the volunteer lifeboat crew and were shown around the Inshore and the all-weather lifeboats.
Visits Officer Eve Williams said:
‘The children were very interested to see the boats and to know how RNLI volunteers save lives at sea. They left a delightful record of their achievements for the crew to see how the money was raised.’
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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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