Pulling the boat out to raise money for Jersey RNLI
The Jersey RNLI lifeboat crews and beach lifeguards are going to be kicking off their 2019 fundraising campaign this weekend by completing a boat pull on King Street in St Helier.
On Saturday 5 January the volunteer crews from both St Helier and St Catherine, as well as local RNLI lifeguards, are going to be undertaking the physical task to raise money for the RNLI. The boat pull will start at approximately 10am at the St Helier Lifeboat Station. The lifeboat crews and lifeguards will be pulling the boat from the St Helier Station, up King Street and then will be returning to the station.
There will also be a special visit from the RNLI mascot, Stormy Stan, as he will complete the challenge alongside the RNLI volunteers.
The aim of the event is to raise as much money as possible for Jersey RNLI, which depends on donations to help meet the cost of saving lives at sea. The volunteer lifeboat crew members give their time for free, but they need training, well-maintained equipment, lifeboats and shore facilities, which all come at a cost.
Between approximately 10.30am and 2.30pm, the volunteers will be on King Street and there will be the chance to take some photos with the crew and Stormy Stan!
There will also be the opportunity to speak to the crew and ask any questions about the RNLI.
Helier de Veulle, Lifeboat Press Officer, RNLI Jersey on 07797 847926
Website - rnlijersey.org.je and rnli.org.uk/press
Facebook - St Catherine Lifeboat Crew
Instagram – RNLI Jersey Lifeboats
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.