Barmouth RNLI 'Come visit us day' draws the crowds
Barmouth RNLI enjoyed a very busy annual ‘Come visit us day’ on Sunday 28 July 2019. Event organiser Eve Williams, along with many of the volunteer crew were delighted with the hundreds of enthusiasts who came from far and wide to attend the day.
Come visit us day gives members of the public an opportunity to have a look around an operational RNLI boathouse and get up close to both of our lifeboats, the tractor and SLARs unit. Visitors were able to chat with the volunteer crew and find out what really happens when they go on a shout. Stormy Stan was on hand to entertain the children.
Eve Williams, Educational Visits co-ordinator said: ‘I’m sure many of the enthusiasts this year have come to see and board our new Shannon Class All weather lifeboat Ella Larsen. We are always very thankful to the general public who continue to support the RNLI and are very grateful for their donations with a fantastic amount of over £1200 being raised on the day’
Visitors enjoyed delicious refreshments provided by our team of fantastic fundraisers.
For more information please contact Sarah Radford Barmouth Lifeboat Deputy Press Officer on 07887 492210 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer – Wales and North West on 07771 941390 / 01745 585162
Key facts about the RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally, the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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.