Saltash RNLI raise £580 for the lifesaving charity
Volunteers from Saltash RNLI Fundraising Committee held their annual SOS (Share our Soup) day at Saltash Sailing Club on Friday 31 January raising a total of £580, towards funding the training and equipment needed by the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crew.
Angie Payne Hanlon, Chair of the Saltash RNLI Fundraising Committee said
‘Each year we hold this event, it just gets better and better. Everyone had a great day, we have such a brilliant team putting it all together and we are so fortunate to have wonderful support from the local community. Including Saltash Mayor Gloria Challen who attended and thanked us all for our hard work’
Our special thanks to Waitrose for the donation of the bread.
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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 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.