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St Catherine RNLI prepares to open its doors to the public

Lifeboats News Release

St Catherine’s RNLI Lifeboat Station will be opening its doors to the public on Sunday 11 September.

This is the chance to find out what goes on at a working RNLI lifeboat station and to meet the volunteers who make up the crew and help to launch and maintain the lifeboat.

The St Catherine’s crew members will be available to answer any questions and all visitors will have the chance to climb on board our wonderful Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat, Eric W Wilson.

The RNLI Lifeguards will also be joining us - find out what it takes to patrol Jersey’s beaches and save lives on our shores.

The Lifeboat Guild will be providing tea and home-made cakes and there will also be souvenirs on sale, plus plenty of other things to see and do!

Any donations kindly received will be used to train and equip crew to save more lives at sea.

The open day runs from 11am-5pm on Sunday 11 September.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Helier de Veulle at St Catherine's Lifeboat Station Jersey, on 07797 847926 or by email to: hdeveulle@gmail.com; alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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.

Learn more about the RNLI

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.

 

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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