RNLI Lifeboat crew send a gift of Easter chocolate
Crew members of the Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station have donated a gift of Easter eggs and chocolate to their local ambulance crews in recognition of their dedicated service.
The volunteer crew members at the Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station made a collection amongst themselves to show their appreciation and spread a little festive cheer to members of the South East Coast ambulance crews in their area for their dedicated and determined service to the community in these un-precedented times.
With £100 raised Deputy 2nd coxswain Clive Hancock said: ‘I did not realise how much chocolate that amount would buy’.A number of crew members at the Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station are members of front line services, such as paramedics and police officers, in their full time employment and are understandably very busy at the present time but still find time to crew on the lifeboats when required
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.