Two local school girls raise funds for Swanage RNLI
Both Holly Bood and Mia Lovett raised funds as part of a school activity.
The Swanage volunteer lifeboat crew invited the girls, along with their head teacher Mr Adam Darley, onboard the all-weather lifeboat to present the money that they had raised during a school’s business project week.
This exciting project sees the school provide £10 to the students to set them on their way to making more money over a week. Mia and Holly not only raised the most, £61 but wanted to donate it to the local lifeboat.
Coxswain, Dave Turnbull, said: ‘It’s always great when the younger generation supports us. It really shows that the message of our life-saving work is getting out’
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.