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Lifeboats News Release

Hunstanton RNLI will be holding an Open Day on Sunday 5 March at the lifeboat station on Sea Lane between 10am and 3pm. The charity is hoping people will pop along to say ‘hello’ and to find out about the exciting volunteer opportunities that are available.

The station is looking for extra volunteers to join the existing team. The roles that are available include shop volunteers and guild members, lifeboat crew and shore crew, launch vehicle drivers and water safety advisors.

Rigil Kent, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager at Hunstanton, explained: ‘We’re seeking extra people to join our friendly team. By volunteering, you’ll gain some fantastic experience, knowledge and skills with the charity’s lifeboat station in Hunstanton.

‘Around 95 percent of RNLI people are volunteers and find the experience an extremely rewarding one. It’s a great way to make new friends while helping to save lives at sea.

‘I’d encourage anyone who is interested to pop along on Sunday and have a chat over a cuppa, you’ll certainly be guaranteed a warm welcome.’

Notes to editors

  • Hunstanton RNLI lifeboat station is located on Sea Lane, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE35 6JN.
  • To find out more about the volunteer roles or to apply, please visit: rnli.org/support-us/volunteer

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For more information, please contact Clare Hopps, RNLI Regional Media Officer North and East on: 07824 518641 or email: [email protected],uk

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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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