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Burry Port RNLI are recruiting volunteers to help save lives - on land!

Lifeboats News Release

Burry Port Lifeboat Station are hosting a volunteer recruitment day on Thursday 3 October between 11am-7pm as they invite supporters to find out more about the charity’s work of saving lives at sea.

Burry Port RNLI boathouse

RNLI/Alun Wells

Burry Port RNLI boathouse

It’s been a busy summer for the lifeboat crew and the volunteers are looking for people to join the team and help spread the charity’s lifesaving messages – from the comfort of the new boathouse!

Burry Port RNLI are looking for supporters for a number of available roles at the station – from Shop Volunteers, Lifeboat Visits Team and a Community Safety Officer to help share vital sea safety messages across the area.

Have you ever thought about volunteering for the RNLI, but you aren’t sure what role will suit you? Come along to the recruitment day where current volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions and help explain the vacancies in more detail.

Area Lifesaving Manager Joanna Price said: ‘Volunteering with the RNLI gives you the opportunity to make a difference in your local community and to help us save lives at sea. Our charity couldn’t function without the help of our selfless and hardworking volunteers. If you’re interested in helping our charity, I encourage you to drop into the Volunteer Recruitment Day on Thursday 3 October at Burry Port Lifeboat Station.’

The charity is hoping to attract people from all walks of life and most new recruits don’t need to have sea-going experience to get involved.

Find out more about volunteer roles at the RNLI here:

When: Thursday 3 October, 2019, between the hours of 11am-7pm.

Where: Burry Port Lifeboat Station, Harbour Approach, The Harbour, Burry Port SA16 0LT

RNLI media contact

For more information contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email [email protected].

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 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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