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Fire and Rescue Service make donation in support of Walmer lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Kent Fire and Rescue Service in Deal have donated £419 to assist Walmer RNLI's newly appointed Lifeboat Training Assessors.

Cheque presentation by Kent Fire and Rescue.

RNLI/Christopher Winslade

Paul Evans (left) and Brad Rebbeck (fifth from left) present cheque to Lifeboat Operations Manager Denis Brophy (sixth from left.)

Two members of the Kent Fire and Rescue Service were joined by lifeboat volunteers from Walmer RNLI at a short presentation at the lifeboat station. Paul Evans and Brad Rebbeck, who is also a helmsman at Walmer, were present to hand over a cheque for £419 to Lifeboat Operations Manager Denis Brophy.

The donation was part of the Christmas collection in Deal High Street. It will be used to purchase an iPad mini which will enable recently appointed Lifeboat Training Assessors Lee Waddon and Dan Sinclair carry out their roles when training and assessing crew while at sea. Their new status will aid the station by ensuring training standards for boat and shore crews are met and will help them progress through their individual development plans, as well as building their own expertise in training and assessment.

Congratulating the volunteers Area Lifesaving Manager James Uren said: ‘I understand the time and effort that’s required to undertake this role and it is greatly appreciated.’

Speaking after presenting the cheque Mr Evans said: ‘We would like to thank the local public for their continued generous support in our fund raising. Each year the money we raise is donated to a range of local charities.’


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Newly appointed Lifeboat Training Assessors Lee Waddon and Dan Sinclair.

RNLI/Christopher Winslade

Lifeboat Training Assessors Lee Waddon and Dan Sinclair.

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 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

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

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

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