Caton School Pupils Raise Money For Lifeboats
Following a visit by Year 1 pupils from Caton Primary School to Morecambe’s RNLI lifeboat station, a collection was held at the school’s end of term concert; raising £80 for the charity.
Morecambe RNLI volunteer Deputy Launching Authority, Colin Midwinter, said ‘We aim to encourage organised groups, of all ages, to learn about the work that we do as part of our lifeboat station’s Community Safety Plan. This is a marvellous gesture by the school and it is very much appreciated.’
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.