Whitby tool hire firm raise cash for RNLI with dumper hire.
10% of the hire of their new dumper goes to the charity that saves lives at sea.
The dumper, which is available to hire in Whitby, features an image of Whitby's all-weather lifeboat George and Mary Webb on one side and the inshore lifeboat on the other.
The two men came up with the idea to support the RNLI as they have friends and family who are fishermen at sea. They said: 'We never know when they might need to call on the RNLI, we think it is a fantastic local charity and are proud to support it.'
The one ton, four wheel drive dumper can be hired from Whitby Tool Hire and 10% of the fees will go to the RNLI which helps pay for vital lifesaving equipment as well as up to date training for its volunteers.
Whitby RNLI Coxswain Howard Fields said: 'All of us here at Whitby RNLI would like to thank Whitby Tool Hire for this act of generosity, we know times are challenging for all businesses at the moment so this it is very much appreciated. We think the dumper looks great with the pictures of our lifeboats on the side and hope it keeps our charity in people's minds when they see it out and about in the town.'
For more information contact Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on [email protected] or 07813359428
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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