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Scarborough RNLI shop volunteers celebrate Volunteers Week 2023

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday 7 June Scarborough RNLI’s shop volunteers had a social event to mark Volunteers Week 2023. This year’s theme has been to celebrate and inspire, highlighting that 'our diversity is our strength and there is more than one way to volunteer.'

Six Scarborough RNLI shop volunteers socialising by the buffet table for Volunteers Week 2023.

RNLI/Janet Tucker

Scarborough RNLI shop volunteers celebrate Volunteers Week 2023

The tenacious shop volunteers held an afternoon tea at the lifeboat station in the crew room. They took this opportunity to celebrate their incredible hard work as one of the busiest RNLI shops in the UK.

They also spent time recognising the diversity of the crew, not just as individuals, but the various roles that they have within the station. It was a perfect time to also reflect on the contribution to the local community and appreciate the support that volunteers provide.

The shop volunteers are the beating heart of the lifeboat station. Along with the volunteer fundraising team, it’s the funds generated by their tireless dedication that keeps things afloat.

Scarborough RNLI says: 'Thank you to the volunteers in our shop for the hard work they do.'

Notes to editors

  • RNLI has been operating since 1801 and is one of the oldest stations in the United Kingdom still in operation. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:
  • Did you know that 95% of RNLI people are volunteers? Volunteers can fundraise, raise awareness, give water safety advice or help in our shops and visitors centre.
  • Scarborough RNLI is currently looking for events and fundraising volunteers. For more information contact the station direct on 01723 360520.
RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Laura Lyth, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01723 360520 or [email protected] or Clare Hopps, Regional Media Officer on 07824 518641 or [email protected] or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

Seven Scarborough RNLI shop volunteers sat in the crew room during the Volunteers Week 2023 social event. (six volunteers are in the background stood by the buffet table).

RNLI/Janet Tucker

Scarborough RNLI shop volunteers together for Volunteers Week 2023
Five Scarobough RNLI shop volunteers enjoying the VOlunteers Week 2023 social (in the background is the gallery of Scarborough RNLI heritage images).

RNLI/Janet Tucker

Scarborough RNLI shop volunteers unite for Volunteers Week 2023.

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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

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.