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Local Freemasons present donation to Morecambe’s volunteer RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday 9 November 2016 Morecambe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were presented with a donation of £700 from Morecambe Lodge 1561.

Lifeboat Operations Manager, Kevin Jackson (left), receives the cheque from Charity Steward Roy Norman and Worshipful Master Nick Baxter.

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Lifeboat Operations Manager, Kevin Jackson (left), receives the cheque from Charity Steward Roy Norman and Worshipful Master Nick Baxter.

Nick Baxter, the Worshipful Master of Morecambe Lodge 1561, who is also a volunteer Deputy Launching Authority and the Sea Safety Officer for Morecambe RNLI said ‘As well as many other local charities, each year the Lodge endeavours to make a donation toward the work of Morecambe lifeboat station. This year’s is intended to contribute toward the installation of a CCTV security system at the lifeboat and hovercraft stations.’

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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 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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