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Sailing club donates £1,250 to Hunstanton RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hunstanton Sailing Club has donated £1,250 to the charity which saves lives at sea.

Hunstanton Sailing Club

Hunstanton Sailing Cub commodore Jason Richardson hands over a cheque for £1,250 to Ian Devenney and crew members from Hunstanton RNLI
Many of the crew at the nearby RNLI lifeboat station are also members of the 300-strong sailing club.

Club members, who take part in kite surfing, wind surfing, sailing and paddle sports, have the option to donate towards the RNLI when they pay their memberships.

Funds are also raised at quiz nights held throughout the year.

Sailing club commodore Jason Richardson handed over the cheque to Ian Devenney, a hovercraft pilot and commander, at a barbecue for the RNLI crew.

Notes to editors

Hunstanton's volunteer RNLI crew operate both an Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat, Spirit of West Norfolk and the hovercraft Hunstanton Flyer.

The station on Sea Lane is one of the busiest in Norfolk.

Pictures of the cheque presentation attached.

Please credit Hunstanton Sailing Club.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please call Chris Bishop, Hunstanton RNLI volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07584 147219 or Clare Hopps, Regional Media Officer on 07824 518641.

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI is the charity that 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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.

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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