Royal Fowey Yacht Club raises £2159 for Fowey RNLI Lifeboat Station
On July 27 the Royal Fowey Yacht Club held a fundraising evening in aid of Fowey RNLI lifeboats.
The evening featured shanty music by The Stowes, a raffle, sales of promotional drinks and a silent auction in which people bid for a ride in an Aston Martin. A total of £2159 was raised for Fowey lifeboats which included a donation of £1000 from St Austell boat club.
Royal Fowey Yacht Club (RFYC) commodore, Adam Luck, is a volunteer Deputy Launch Authority for Fowey RNLI, and his two children, Amelia and Oli are both volunteer lifeboat crew members. Adam said: ‘The RNLI is one of the three dedicated charities that the RFYC supports and our annual fundraising party in lifeboat week is always an event not to be missed. We’re so grateful to our members, the crew and visiting sailors for supporting the evening and for helping to raise such a fantastic sum. I’m lucky to be involved with the RFYC and the lifeboats which are such an important part of our community.’
Fowey Lifeboat Operations Manager, Chris Ogg said: ‘We are very grateful for this generous donation from the Royal Fowey Yacht Club. As the charity that saves lives at sea, RNLI lifeboat stations are run almost entirely by volunteers. Each set of crew kit costs around £3,000 so the money donated by the yacht club will enable us to kit out one of our volunteer crew members with essential safety kit such as a drysuit, lifejacket, helmet, seagoing gloves and layered clothing and boots. Without donations from organizations like the RFYC, we would not be able to provide our 24/7, 365 day a year service, 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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