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Can you help save lives at sea with Happisburgh RNLI?

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the RNLI, supported by expert staff working in partnership to enable communities to save lives.

The volunteers of Happisburgh have been on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year throughout the pandemic, to go to the aid of anyone who needs their help, as have all lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland.

In order to maintain this service at Happisburgh, the charity needs to recruit more volunteers, as well as raising money to keep the station going.

The station is looking for extra people to crew the lifeboat, launch and recover the lifeboat, including tractor drivers. They also need people to staff the shop and help with fundraising.

Volunteers who would like to join the crew or shore crew need to be fit and live in the area, aged over 17 years, male or female; the station has a number of females on crew and shore crew already.

The shop is also looking for new volunteers; this is also a vital role in saving lives at sea.

Happisburgh RNLI is also looking for a volunteer to take on the vital role of Fundraising Chairperson to lead the fundraising efforts at the lifeboat station.

This role will help to save lives at sea by raising income and support from the local community. The role would involve leading, guiding and motivating the branch members to deliver a vital fundraising programme including liaising with the Community Fundraising Manager.

Training to fulfil the volunteer roles will be provided.

What people will get from these roles:

· joining a motivated and enthusiastic team

· meeting new people within the local community

· having the satisfaction of giving back

· developing skills and experience within the supportive environment of the RNLI

What's needed for the roles:

· be a good team player

· have good interpersonal skills

· have the ability to learn new skills

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact Happisburgh Lifeboat Station on: 01692 583269 and leave your details and they will get back to you. Alternatively you can email: [email protected].

If you are not in the area, please do check to find a local station where you can help.

RNLI Media contacts

· Happisburgh Lifeboat Station Volunteer Press Officer Philip Smth

Mobile: 07766007936 email: [email protected]

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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.