Wirral RNLI lifeboat stations receive £6,000 boost from Royal Mersey Yacht Club
Representatives from New Brighton RNLI attended a gala dinner, where they were presented with the generous donation,which they will share with Hoylake and West Kirby RNLI.
The Royal Mersey Yacht Club held their 175th Anniversary Gala at Wallasey Town Hall with over 200 guests in attendance.
The event in September was attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside and his wife, the Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral, the Lieutenant Commander of HMS Mersey and his wife with members of the Royal Mersey Yacht Club, local Sea Cadets, Royal Marine Cadets and welcomed guests.
On 15 November, volunteer RNLI crew members from New Brighton Lifeboat station were invited to an evening dinner at the Royal Mersey Yacht Club where they were presented with a cheque for £6,000, which is to be split between RNLI lifeboat stations at New Brighton, Hoylake and West Kirkby.
The RNLI is funded by donations and legacies. The lifeboat crews from New Brighton, Hoylake and West Kirby are extremely grateful to The Royal Mersey Yacht Club for such a wonderful gesture.
For further information please contact New Brighton Lifeboat Press Officer Gareth Berry on 07921 044696
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.