Bridlington RNLI Lifeboat Station unveil banner in support of NHS
Crew and volunteers at Bridlington RNLI are showing their support to NHS staff and key workers with a banner at the Lifeboat Station.
Bridlington Lifeboat Station Chairman, Dave Garnett explained why the banner was erected: 'We're hugely grateful to our NHS staff and key workers and we wanted to show our appreciation with a banner close to the boathouse.'
Whilst all non-essential training at Bridlington has been postponed in response to the coronavirus, the lifeboat crew are still ready to respond to any emergency shouts. The RNLI is asking people who are exercising on the beach to take care whilst walking near cliffs, and if anyone does spot a person in difficulty to call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.
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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.