RNLI launches free ‘Lifeboat Trumps’ card game as battle begins to find the best
Saving lives since 1824, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has seen many lifeboats come and go-but which has been the most successful? Today (22 April) the RNLI has released ‘Lifeboat Trumps’ for supporters to find out.
The new card game, which can be downloaded and printed from the RNLI website for free, showcases 30 different lifeboats dating back almost 100 years.
From the first Barnett class lifeboat in 1923 to the most modern Shannon class, introduced in 2013, players have a selection of statistics to choose from including length, weight, top speed, range, first launched and length of service.
Each year, RNLI lifeboats regularly launch over 8,000 times to those in need. RNLI lifesavers have saved more than 143,000 lives with many of the lifeboats featured in the card game involved in saving lives at sea.
RNLI supporters will be sure to see their favourite lifeboats but will the longest lifeboat, the Severn class, come out on top when matched against the speed of the D class inshore lifeboat’s years of service? Let the battle commence.
Although the card game is free to download, the RNLI is asking for a small donation (the price of a pack of cards) to help its lifesavers continue to save lives at sea.
Download and donate via https://rnli.social/lifeboat-trumps
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Dave Riley, RNLI National Media Officer on 07795 015042 or David_Riley@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Press Office 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 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.