Summer springs into action to help RNLI
Five year old Summer Jackson and her friend Jesse Munro raised £12.00 for the local RNLI station by collecting 5 pence coins in the RNLI “Betty’s Pots’ from friends and family members.
Summer’s dad Bob who is a deputy launch authority at the Ferry Road lifeboat station said ‘I’m very proud of the girls playing their part in helping save lives at sea and I would like to say thank you to everyone who made a donation”.
‘The small glass jars have proved to be a popular fundraiser for the RNLI with local shops, schools and individuals all raising vital funds for the local volunteer lifeboat crew’.
'The jars can be obtained from the lifeboat station but please ring first on 01429 266103 to make sure we have some available’.
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.