Hawking School Fundraising for Weymouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Students of the Hawking School (within Budmouth Academy) have been busy raising money for Weymouth RNLI.

Mr Pring and Millie and Luie from Hawking School with Coxwain Andy Sargent

RNLI/Steve Renyard

Mr Pring and Millie and Luie with Coxwain Andy Sargent

£700 has been raised to date through a number of fundraising activities, which include bake sales and beach cleans, with many more to come across the summer months.

We were delighted to welcome to the boathouse teacher Mr Pring with students Millie and Luie Reed whose father is a volunteer crew member.

Pete Pring said there were a number of reasons the school chose to raise funds for the RNLI Weymouth:

‘We have a number of students' parents, brothers and sisters who are involved in the charity (lifeboats and lifeguards). Likewise, a number of our students are in the youth lifeguard training set up. Additionally, we feel it is a fantastic LOCAL charity that makes a huge impact on ourselves and those around us.’

As a charity that saves lives at sea, funded by generous supporters, you can be sure that you will be helping to keep our lifesavers prepped and ready for the next rescue.

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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