Another successful Storm Force day at Holyhead RNLI
The rain came but it never stopped the fun for the 30 children who joined the volunteer crew at Holyhead, with the highlight of the day a special appearance from the RNLI's very own Stormy Stan.
This was the fourth annual Storm Force event at Holyhead Lifeboat Station, which was well supported by crew and volunteers.
The day involved tours of the station, the inshore and all-weather lifeboat, as well as quizzes, games and dressing up for both the Storm Force members and their parents. The event culminated in a ‘mock’ rescue with Stormy Stan jetting off to rescue a crew member in the inshore lifeboat.
To find out more about the RNLI's Storm Force club please visit: http://rnli.org/shorething/joinin/otherwaystojoinin/Pages/Join-Storm-Force.aspx
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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