Pensioner completes charity skydives for the RNLI aged 94 years old

Lifeboats News Release

Morecambe Lifeboat Station received a donation of £1110 from Adeline Franken at the stations annual Open Day. Adeline turned adrenaline seeker when she took the plunge at 15,000ft in aid of the RNLI.

Adeline Franken presents her cheque to the crew

RNLI/Colin Midwinter

Adeline Franken presents her cheque to the crew

Lifeboat Operations Manager, Steve Wilson would like to thank Adeline on behalf of the RNLI for the funds raised from the recent skydive, we are so lucky to have supporters like Adeline raising money for the charity. We would like to wish Adeline a huge congratulations on such an impressive achievement.

The RNLI is a charity which depends on donations, like the funds raised by Adeline to train crew members and equip volunteers to help them save lives at sea.

Around 150 people still lose their lives in the UK and Irish waters annually and the RNLI aims to half the number of accidental coastal deaths by 2024.

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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

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