Chiropractors Have a Day of Treats for RNLI
Staff from Portishead Chiropractic Clinic wanted to make a difference and help support the Lifeboat volunteers, whom some are regular visitors to the practice, so decided to have an open day
Patients, old and new were offered the opportunity to come along and have a massage taster session or get some Chiropractic advice and in return offered a donation to the RNLI.
Steph, Davina and Becky welcomed patients to the Roath Road based Clinic and the money started rolling in. With their raffle tickets flying out the door and the kettle working overtime the staff, who gave up their time for free, managed to raise a massive £548.29!
Steph & Davina who came up with the idea said ‘We are absolutely delighted at the total amount raised for the RNLI as a result of our open day. Patients of The Portishead Chiropractic clinic have been so generous and the buzz in the throughout the day was fantastic, with lots of people simply popping in for a cuppa, cake and to make a donation!
Now we have experience of this type of event we are keen to organise future events that benefit the whole community so watch this space!’
Bob Crane, Lifeboat Operations Manager said ‘It is down to generous donations like these that keep us helping to save lives at sea, without them we simply wouldn’t be here. This amount equates to 2 brand new helmets for our crew, an essential piece of kit to keep them safe, thank you so much to each and every one of the staff and their patients!’
If you have been inspired to help support your RNLI volunteers and want to arrange an event or just give a couple of hours during our summer season of fundraising, get in touch and make a difference in your local community. Email Simon Perks on firstname.lastname@example.org or drop your contact details in to our Shop, we would love to hear from you.RNLI notes to editors Images are all ©RNLI Portishead
1 Becky, Davina and Stephanie from PCC and volunteer crew from the RNLI, Jem, Louise and Bob.
2 A little supporter on the day trying the yellow wellies for size
3 Biscuit getting ready in his smart bandanna (available from the RNLI shop)RNLI media contacts
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The RNLI charity 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 and Ireland and has more than 200 lifeguard units on beaches around 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 lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved 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.
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