Visit to R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat by members of East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club.
Members of the East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club called at the RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat station just prior to the lifeboat being launched on exercise and made a donation of £1200 to lifeboat funds.
In addition to the above a further £78 was received from the ladies who had prepared the bacon sandwiches at Jaguar/ Landrover A further £80 was received from Branch 5 an affiliate member of the East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club who had already donated to the East Cheshire total. .An additional cheque from Jaguar / Landrover of £200 is to follow. A further donation of £50 was received from Mr & Mrs Soulsby who are longstanding shoreline members and had witnessed the lifeboat being launched.
The presentation was made by Mr Kevin Phillips of the East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club to Mr Tim Bailey a Deputy Launching Authority at Beaumaris Lifeboat Station.
Kevin Phillips is Diving Officer with the East Cheshire Sub Aqua Club which organised the trip for 200 scuba divers from 14 BSAC clubs across the North West and North Wales. He said “Our flotilla down the Menai Strait and picnic at Beaumaris is an annual event .It is always a good day out. It is a great opportunity for us to get together and raise money for the RNLI and we were delighted to be able to, present them with a cheque for £1,200.”
Tim Bailey for the Beaumaris Lifeboat said “As a charity the RNLI relies on donations just like this generous one from the East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club and the other donors. Everyone at the station is hugely appreciative of this gesture, which will help us save more lives at sea.”
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.