Littlehampton RNLI Facebook Live quiz to raise funds for vital crew kit

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Littlehampton RNLI will be hosting a Facebook Live quiz on Sunday 31st May at 7pm as part of the charity’s yellow-themed annual Mayday fundraising campaign.

RNLI Mayday campaign

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RNLI Mayday campaign

Mayday helps fund vital kit for the RNLI’s lifeboat crews so they can save lives at sea, including lifejackets (£458 each), helmets (£263 each), seagoing gloves (£25 each), or a full inshore lifeboat crew member kit (£1,836).

Anyone can join the quiz from Littlehampton RNLI Lifeboat Station’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/littlehamptonlifeboat/. Participants can make a voluntary donation of £2 via the donate button on the page, or at https://give.everydayhero.com/uk/littlehampton-mayday-quiz. There will be three rounds of general knowledge.

Hannah Presgrave, RNLI Community Manager and a volunteer crew member of Littlehampton RNLI, said: ‘Our Mayday fundraising campaign is a vital event in the RNLI calendar and – given the current situation – it is more important than ever. During lockdown, the crew at Littlehampton RNLI have still been responding to their pagers and we’ve remained on-call 24/7. Although we can’t meet up for fundraising events in person, we can all get together online to help raise vital funds for crew kit. We hope everyone will enjoy taking part.”

The volunteer crew of Littlehampton RNLI launched a number of times during lockdown to assist those in trouble in local waters, including to help a fishing vessel with engine problems, a kayaker in difficulties, and a yacht that had lost its mast.

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Notes to editors

Littlehampton RNLI Mayday quiz

Date: Sunday 31st May

Time: 7pm

Place: https://www.facebook.com/littlehamptonlifeboat/

RNLI media contacts

Beth Brooks, Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer, Littlehampton RNLI 07544 209256 beth_brooks@rnli.org.uk

For enquiries outside normal business hours contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

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 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.

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.

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