Portpatrick RNLI announce schedule for Lifeboat Week 2023
47 years ago the first Portpatrick Lifeboat Week was held. Since then it has become an institution in the village of Portpatrick for visitors and locals alike.
This year's event will start on Monday 31 July and run through to Sunday 6 August. The full schedule of events is available to view below.
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Jeanette Hardy said, 'The team at Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat are extremely excited to announce the final event schedule for Lifeboat Week 2023 and we look forward to another fun filled week raising funds for the RNLI. As always our amazing volunteers - whether they be crew, fundraisers or shop staff are giving up their personal time, many of them taking annual leave, in order to make lifeboat week a continued success. We look forward to a great turn out from the public and welcoming friends old and new to Portpatrick'.
Notes to editors
RNLI Training Costs – Average annual training cost for individual crew members £1400*. Layered clothing and boots for ALB crew member £1600*
*Source RNLI Loud and Clear 2022
Portpatrick lifeboat station has been operating since 1877. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/portpatrick-lifeboat-station
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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