Fleetwood RNLI take Stormy Stan to meet Captain Cod
The volunteers at Fleetwood RNLI were invited to the home of Fleetwood Town FC, Highbury Park, to raise much needed funds for their life saving work.
The fundraisers attended the home fixture against Plymouth Argyle and raised nearly £700 on the day.
It also gave the opportunity for the RNLI mascot, Stormy Stan, to meet the Fleetwood Town mascot, Captain Cod.
Fleetwood RNLI Coxswain, Tony Cowell said, ‘We are very grateful to Fleetwood Town FC in allowing us to raise vital funds at one of their home fixtures. We had a great afternoon and all the supporters were fantastic. We are so privileged to be part of the community that pulls together like this.’
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.