Would Your Lifejacket Save Your Life?
Find out at RNLI Teddington Thames Lifejacket Clinic on Thursday 16th November at 6.30pm
One of a series of events, this clinic is being run for people who take to the water in boats of all shapes and sizes. RNLI crew will help check your lifejackets and give advice on how to check for wear and tear, as well as simple maintenance tasks like replacing gas bottles and firing heads.
In previous clinics, 46 lifejackets were checked, almost half of which either failed inspection or needed maintenance. Nearly a third were in such poor condition that they were taken out of use because they were dangerous.
Attending the clinic to get your life jacket checked could save a life. Booking at:
· RNLI Teddington is crewed by over 30 volunteers
· If you are interested in volunteering with the RNLI, visit https://rnli.org/support-us/volunteer/how-you-can-volunteer
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Gianna Saccomani, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07798905515 or [email protected] or Grace Palmieri, RNLI Deputy Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07855487508 or [email protected] , or Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer on 07785 296252 [email protected] or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.
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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