Tirlebrook Primary School children generously donate to Bembridge RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

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.

School group

RNLI/Mike Samuelson

Tirlebrook Primary School visit to Bembridge RNLI - 29th June 2018
Before being shown RNLB Norman Harvey (D-778 Inshore Lifeboat) and RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) the children kindly presented Lesley Gulliver, one of the local Education Volunteers with a cheque for £305.59p which they had collected at the school's Christmas Fair.

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.

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· Mike Samuelson, Bembridge RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07785 593254 or mikesam06@googlemail.com

· Paul Dunt, RNLI Press Officer London/East/South East) on 0207 6207416, 07785 296252 paul_dunt@rnli.org.uk

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Two girls handing the cheque to Lesley Gulliver with the Offshore Boathouse in the background

RNLI/Mike Samuelson

Cheque presentation to Lesly Gulliver

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