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Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer fundraising crew at Portpatrick RNLI will host a Sponsorship evening to raise funds for the annual lifeboat week events.

Fireworks over Portpatrick Harbour

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Firework Display at Portpatrick Lifeboat Week 2022

For more than 40 years Portpatrick Lifeboat Week has been an annual highlight for the village of Portpatrick and surrounding area. The week-long event is held to raise funds in support of the RNLI and provides fun and entertainment for visitors and locals.

A variety of events are held throughout the week including lifeboat tours, rescue demonstrations, the extremely popular race night, firework display and much more.

Ian Beck, Chairman of Portpatrick Lifeboat said, ‘Preparations are well underway for this year’s Lifeboat Week which will be held Monday 31 July – Sunday 6 August 2023. As always, the aim of Lifeboat Week is to raise funds for the RNLI in support of their mission to continue saving lives at sea. Every year we receive incredible support from local businesses in and around Portpatrick which is critical to the success of lifeboat week. This year we understand is more difficult than most and we felt it was important that we presented our sponsorship opportunities and the benefits our sponsors can expect from their continued partnership. We would like to invite all local businesses or anyone who is interested in supporting lifeboat week to join us on Thursday 15 June at 7.30pm at the Portpatrick Hotel for Prosecco and Canapés followed by a short presentation about what we have in store for this year’s lifeboat week and the sponsorship packages we are offering.’

Anyone who is unable to attend the event but would like more information on sponsorship packages can contact Ian Beck on 07808 860393 or via email [email protected]

Notes to editors

Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat Week 2023 Monday 30 July – Sunday 6 August

RNLI Training Costs – Average annual training cost for individual crew members £1400 – Source RNLI Loud and Clear 2022

Portpatrick lifeboat station has been operating since 1877. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

RNLI Media Contacts

For further information, please contact:

Jeanette Hardy, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Portpatrick on 07387 272583 or [email protected]

Natasha Bennett, Regional Media Officer (Scotland), on 07826 900639 or [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, Regional Media Manager (Scotland), on 07920 365929 or [email protected]

RNLI Press Office 01202 336789 or [email protected]

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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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