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Tobermory Lifeboat Day 2017.

Lifeboats News Release

With thanks to the dedication of the Tobermory RNLI fundraising branch, and the incredible support of the public ensured the day was a roaring success.

Tobermory crew and mascot

RNLI/Michael (Mick) Stirling

Tobermory crew and mascot

With all the planning and preparation done all that was needed was a day of fine weather and visitors. Whilst we are always at the mercy of the weather the support from the public was as with previous years fantastic.

Many factors make this annual event a success, the volunteers that help organise and run the event, the fund-raising stalls, and events. The enthusiasm with which people approach the day with fancy dress and raft race key components of the day for many years. The natural draw of the Severn class Lifeboat ‘Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsay’.

However the entire day relies completely on the public, who again turned out in force helping to raise money for the RNLI with the total so far in excess of £4000.

RNLI media contacts:

Michael Stirling, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer on 07921 515686, Mick_Stirling@rnli.org.uk or stirling9599@gmail.com boat Press Officer on 07921 515686, Mick_Stirling@rnli.org.uk or stirling9599@gmail.com

Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or richard_smith@rnli.org.uk

Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

RNLI onlineFor more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/pressKey facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Education officer Kirsty Blackhall helping raise funds

RNLI/Michael (Mick) Stirling

Education officer Kirsty Blackhall helping raise funds
Coastguard helicopter exercising with the lifeboat

RNLI/Michael (Mick) Stirling

Coastguard helicopter exercising with the lifeboat
Volunteer crew of the future

RNLI/Michael (Mick) Stirling

Volunteer crew of the future
Tobermory Severn class lifeboat

RNLI/Michael (Mick) Stirling

Tobermory Severn class lifeboat
Fancy dress parade under way

RNLI/Michael (Mick) Stirling

Fancy dress parade under way

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

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

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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