Generous bequest provides equipment for Withernsea RNLI Volunteers
Withernsea RNLI Volunteers have benefited from a generous collection at the funeral of well known and respected local councillor Keith Hardcastle, who passed away recently.
The collection has enabled the station to purchase some much needed wet weather PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for the launch crew.
Martin Woodhouse, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Withernsea, commented: ‘We feel humbled to have been able to obtain much needed equipment. We are extremely grateful to the Hardcastle family for this and for keeping Keith's memory still present in the town he loved and did so much for.’
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.