RNLI fundraiser goes off with a bang at Hoylake Bonfire Night!
Volunteers raised almost £2000 for the RNLI at Hoylake Sailing Club's bonfire and firework displays on Friday 1st November.
It was an unseasonably mild evening along Hoylake promenade and hundreds of people turned out to see the bonfire and watch the spectacular firework display organised by Hoylake Sailing Club. The display was sponsored by the new ‘Kid’s Planet’ nursery in Hoylake.
RNLI volunteers from Hoylake and West Kirby Lifeboat Stations were out in force collecting donations from generous members of the public. The total amount raised for the charity over the course of the evening was £1929.
Fundraiser Carole Jackson said: ‘We are exceedingly grateful to Hoylake Sailing Club for once again demonstrating their unwaivering support for the RNLI. Thanks also goes to our volunteer collectors and all those who donated so generously.’
The RNLI relies on charitable donations in order to remain on call, ready to attend any search and rescue operations at sea 24 hours a day.
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.