A call for help could save your life.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Aquapac are urging anyone planning a coastal visit or an activity on the water to carry a means of calling for help and keep it within reach.
Whether you are planning a coastal walk, looking to paddleboard for the first time or are an experienced sailor heading out on the water, having a means to call for help should you get into difficulty and dialling 999 or 112 for the Coastguard could save your life. The highlighting of this vital lifesaving message comes as the charity and Aquapac announce their new partnership.
Aquapac are a world leader in manufacturing and supplying waterproof pouches including cases for any mobile phone, so it’s a natural coming together with the RNLI whose aim is to stop preventable drownings at sea. The RNLI and Aquapac strongly encourage people to take a means of calling for help that is most suitable for their activity. Make sure you know how to use it, and keep it within reach at all times.
RNLI lifeguards have been using Aquapac waterproof pouches for 20 years, enabling them to communicate with each while on their beach patrols, essential to keeping beach visitors safe.
RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, Georgia Landy, said:
‘As lifeguards we work in small teams on beaches, observing visitors and monitoring sea conditions from different spots such as the lifeguard hut, shoreline and in the water so having a high-quality waterproof pouch is vital so we can continue to communicate.
This is an exciting new partnership which will see us work together to deliver a vital safety message – always carry a means of calling for help and keep it within reach. The money Aquapac aim to raise through the partnership will also enable us to continue our drowning prevention work and save lives at sea.’
Aquapac will be sharing the RNLI’s water safety messages and estimate they will reach millions of people with this vital lifesaving activity during the partnership. Aquapac will also donate a percentage of sales to the RNLI on selected products and have a calendar of fundraising activity planned during 2022 to support the charity.
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the RNLI to promote greater safety at sea. Our products are designed to keep people in touch wherever they are and to help them enjoy being on the water practically and safely. We will be running various campaigns to raise money for the RNLI this year which is a privilege as they are such a wonderful institution that relies entirely on donations.