Aberdeen RNLI on the lookout for new members

Lifeboats News Release

Aberdeen RNLI has launched an appeal for new fundraising group members – including Volunteer Branch Secretary and Souvenir Secretary.

Aberdeen RNLI Fundraising Open Meeting – March 2020

RNLI/Mark Gray

Aberdeen RNLI Fundraising Open Meeting – March 2020

The ongoing pandemic has changed the face of fundraising for charities, and like many, the RNLI Aberdeen and District Lifeboat Fundraising Branch pivoted, moving fundraising online at the moment. The group reported a near 50% reduction in donations or funds raised in 2020.

Often, when thinking about the RNLI it’s the volunteer crew that we think of, but that crew is supported by a fundraising branch of volunteers raising funds and awareness to ensure that the crew has the equipment they need and contributes towards the ongoing cost and maintenance of operating the lifeboat and station.

As well as these two official positions, the Branch is always interested in recruiting members who wish to support the fundraising efforts of the station.

More information about the volunteer roles and their responsibilities can be found here:

The RNLI is a charity and funded by support from the public which allows us to continue saving lives 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.

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