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Lifeboats News Release

Whitby RNLI are seeking volunteers to help run their new and improved lifeboat museum.

RNLI/Ceri Oakes

With renovations of the Lifeboat Museum in Whitby well underway, we are hoping to recruit more volunteers to help promote the amazing work of the RNLI within the shop and museum.

An open evening is being held on Tuesday 28th June, 4.30pm-6.30pm at Whitby Yacht Club.

Come along, meet the current volunteers and find out more about supporting your community as a shop and visits guide in Whitby.

This is a perfect role if you are looking to meet new people, gain new skills and are willing to spare some of your time to support the charity that saves lives at sea.

Curator of the lifeboat museum, Neil Williamson said: 'We have a lovely group of volunteers running the shop at whitby, we are so grateful for their commitment which has helped our shop be one of the most successful in the country. With our new and improved museum opening this year we expect to see even more visitors through our doors. Together the shop and museum not only raise vital funds for the RNLI, but they also help tell the story of the RNLI's history in Whitby.'

For more information about the role visit:

For more information contact Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or at [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.