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Radio X Chris Moyles broadcasts live from Margate RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday 20 September Radio X's 'The Chris Moyles Show' were live from his big green luxury 'Prize Dump' tour bus parked outside the charity's lifeboat station.

Big green bus next to orange lifeboa

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Chris Moyles & Radio X's Prize Dump Tour Bus at RNLI Margate

Margate RNLI's Deputy Launch Authority, Lee Button said, 'As part of their on-air radio show, they travel the UK to winners door steps to drop off large prizes before broadcasting from that location the next morning, we were very lucky that Chris Moyles and the team chose to park up and broadcast from our lifeboat station'

'The lifeboat crew got to meet Chris, he was lovely and really interested in our two boats, Dominic Byrne, who's part of the breakfast show even got kitted up in the famous RNLI yellows and went on board our B Class Atlantic 85 whilst on-air'.

Radio X's Chris Moyles said on air during his breakfast show, ‘We are live outside the RNLI in Margate, I’ve been talking to the crew, they’re all volunteers, we’ve had to park the bus in a certain position, because if there was a shout they need to get the lifeboat out and go and save lives at sea, we'd like to say thank you for your time today so we want to make a £750 donation to the RNLI and also have some gifts for the crew’.

Lee Button added, 'It was a real honour to have the Radio X team join us for the morning, helping us spread water safety messaging and the work our fantastic volunteers do here at Margate RNLI'.

Notes to editors

· Margate lifeboat station has been operating since 1860. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

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· Peter Barker, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07974 064304 or [email protected]

· Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer (South East) on 0207 6207416, 07786 668825 or [email protected]

· RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

Dominic Byrne dressed in RNLI gear

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Radio X's Dominic Byrne in full RNLI kit
Dominic Byrne on the B Class inshore lifeboat getting wet

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Dominic Byrne on the B Class inshore lifeboat getting wet with hosepipes
Chris Moyles in his green radio studio live from the bus

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Chris Moyles on his tour bus parked outside Margate RNLI with Dominic Byrne on the screen
Radio X's Dominic Byrne talking to Margate RNLI Volunteers

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Radio X's Dominic Byrne talking to Margate RNLI Volunteers
A large amount of prizes in front of an orange lifeboat

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The Radio X Prize Dump Prizes in front of the D Class Inshore Lifeboat

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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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