Liverpool Yacht Club raise £250 in tinsel star race on the Mersey
Liverpool Yacht Club presented New Brighton RNLI with a cheque for just over £250 (Sunday 12 January) today raised at the tinsel star yacht race
Dan Wardle, Helm, New Brighton Lifeboat said: ‘This is a great event and one which we are happy to support. It’s a fantastic gesture by everyone at the Yacht club for making this donation to New Brighton RNLI and one which will help towards training, kit and maintenance. Our crews are busier than ever at this time of year and donations are down. This donation could help to save the next life at sea.’
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.