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Aldridge Lions help the RNLI Mayday

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Aldridge and District Lions Club donated £200 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Mayday fundraising campaign to help kit out their lifeboat crews.

During the Mayday Fundraising Campaign the RNLI hope to raise £750,000 to help fund vital kit for lifeboat crews to wear when they selflessly go to the aid of people in distress.

The £200 was raised from an Aldridge Lions Coffee Morning held at the Aldridge Methodist Church. A cheque was handed to the RNLI’s Walsall Branch at a “Meet the Lions” evening at the Aldridge Community Centre.

Phil Martin, the Hon. Treasurer of the RNLI’s Walsall Branch said: ‘The RNLI very much appreciate the Aldridge Lions efforts to support our Mayday campaign, and in raising the amazing sum of £200’.

Notes to editors

  • The RNLI Walsall Ladies Guild was first formed in 1959.
  • In 1984, this was changed to the RNLI Walsall Branch.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please contact the Walsall Branch Press Secretary, Phil Martin, on 01922 629835 or or Eleri Roberts, RNLI PR Manager (Wales and West) on 07786 668829 or 01745 585162. Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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