Carrybridge RNLI launch new online fundraising Just Giving Page
As the RNLI continues to operate as normal during the Covid-19 pandemic, the charity is still unable to fundraise out in person in the community. With more people needing the lifeboat crews as they stay home, support from the public is more important than ever.
The RNLI operates two lifeboat stations on Upper and Lower Lough Erne and has seen a drop in funds raised locally in 2020 as traditional fundraising activities had to be cancelled. This was despite the lifesaving charity having to PPE for the volunteer crew such as face masks and gloves, to keep them protected and safe.
In many cases, when the lifeboat pager goes off volunteers will need to abandon homeschooling or work and head to the lifeboat station to answer the call for help.
Stephen Scott, Lifeboat Operations Manager, at Carrybridge RNLI has appealed: ‘We couldn’t do what we do without the support of the public. The RNLI has experienced a drop in funds locally, but we are rescuing more people than ever before. We are facing challenging times and are calling on people to consider making a donation this year to ensure we can continue saving lives on inland waters. We have moved our fundraising online in these challenging times and set up a Just Giving page for the lifeboat station where people can donate directly to their local lifeboat station in Carrybridge.’
To support the RNLI at Carrybridge, helping to ensure the charity’s brave volunteers can continue saving lives on Lough Erne, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carrybridgernlilifesaversfund2021
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Stephen Scott, Carrybridge RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07786228968, email Stephen_Scott@rnli.org.uk or Chris Cathcart, Carrybridge RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07595895908, email Chris_Cathcart@rnli.org.uk or contact Nuala McAloon, Regional Media Officer on 00353 876483547 or Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson, Regional Media Manager on 00353 871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk
For more information on the RNLI please visit rnli.org. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI News Centre rnli.org/news-and-media.
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.