New Brighton RNLI volunteers visit Claire House to spread some festive cheer
Volunteer Crew members from New Brighton lifeboat station visited Claire House in the Wirral today (Tuesday 17 December) to present children and staff at the centre with festive treats.
Over the last few weeks, shop and crew volunteers at New Brighton lifeboat station have been donating items and new toys to bring some festive cheer to the children and make up a special hamper for the nursing staff at Claire House, Wirral.
Today, volunteer crew members Jay Hennessey, Gavin Williams and Steve Mole took time out of their day to attend the centre and present the nursing staff at Claire House with a food and treat hamper. They also had an extra special delivery of teddy bears and toys for the children.Jay Hennessey, New Brighton RNLI Helm said: ‘Everyone at the Lifeboat Station has rallied round for this collection and it’s great to be able to show our support towards the children and staff, especially over the Christmas period. Claire House does such a fantastic job caring for serious and terminally ill children and we hope our donation can put a smile on their faces’
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.