Withernsea Lifeboat presented with a donation from Withernsea and District Lions
On Wednesday evening (3 July) Lifeboat Press Officer (LPO) Rachel Gowen accepted a cheque on behalf of Withernsea crew as a thank you for the support during the Annual Boxing Day Dip.
The Withernsea and District Lions Club generously donated £300 to the Withernsea Lifeboat Crew as a thank you for all of the crew's help and support during the Annual Boxing Day Dip in December 2018.
The crew's role on the day is to oversee and ensure the safety of the members of the public taking part in the event.
The cheque was presented by Lynn Evans, President of the Lions Club, at The Northfield Country Club in Withernsea, at 7.45pm.
Also in attendance at the presentation was John Hickey, Chairman of the Coastguard Association, Humber Branch. The Coastguard team also helped and supported the Annual Boxing Day Dip, working alongside the RNLI to ensure beach safety for all involved.
This annual event is a fantastic example of multiple emergency organisations, working closely and effectively together to ensure safety at sea at all times.
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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.