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LIFEBOAT CREW ASSIST WITH COMMUNITY FIREWORKS DISPLAY

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Lifeboat crewmembers assist with fireworks display

Pictured from local newspaper are some of our volunteer crew alongside other safety volunteers

Ayrshire Post

Some of our volunteer crew alongside other emergency service volunteers and helpers

Last Friday our volunteer crew donned their yellows and were out and about at Girvan's annual fireworks display taking up positions to assist in stewarding the event once again.

With the superb training we are provided by the RNLI including casualty care, the local attractions and entertainment committee once again reached out to our volunteer crew to help provide safety stewards for the annual event.

Pictured are some of the crew alongside other volunteers who assisted on the night from today's local newspaper.

The weather held out for a change and made for a fantastic display, with a great sense of community spirit from the crowd and volunteers alike.

We are on call 24/7 365 days of the year, but another large part of our role is education and prevention, interacting in community events like this gives people the chance to meet the crew and have a chat and possibly leave that little bit more aware of what we do.

Girvan Lifeboat 2017 Calendars are also now on sale at various outlets in the town as well as the RNLI shop and the station, a brilliant stocking filler for Xmas at only £5 and all proceeds go directly to Girvan Lifeboat.

Key facts about the RNLI

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 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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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland

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