Tirlebrook Primary School children generously donate to Bembridge RNLI
Thirty children from Tirlebrook Primary School in Tewkesbury visited Bembridge Lifeboat Station on Friday morning 29 June as the finale to their week trip to the Isle of Wight.
In her response, Lesley thanked the children for their fund raising support which she said 'would all go towards the RNLI's mission of Saving Lives at Sea'.
During their visit, the children were also told about the importance of 'Respecting the Water', about keeping safe on the beach and what to do to combat 'Cold Water' shock.Tirlebrook Primary School have been visiting Bembridge RNLI annually for over five years.
RNLI media contacts
· Mike Samuelson, Bembridge RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07785 593254 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Key facts about the RNLI
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. 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 over 142,700 lives.