Swanage Lifeboat Week goes virtual for 2020!
We are launching a brand new Lifeboat Week for 2020.
As we cannot go ahead as usual this year, we are modifying some of our events to a virtual format. This will allow our supporters to join us for our new take on some of our traditional events.
In this sea of uncertainty we hope to bring some fun to your screen in August.
Swanage Lifeboat Chairman Peter Foster said ‘It became clear that it would not be possible for our event to go ahead as usual because of the social distancing requirements. However, we wanted to make sure we did something to mark our week.
We held a virtual meeting to discuss Lifeboat Week and lots of ideas were put forward to try and run some of our events in a virtual form, so we decided that we would adapt our event, rather than cancel.
We have some great ideas to bring lifeboat week to your home and we will be announcing full details in July, so please keep following us on social media and through our website to find more!’
Virtual Swanage Lifeboat Week 7th August to 16th August 2020
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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 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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