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Ramsgate Christmas illuminations raise money for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Ramsgate RNLI's management committee chairman, Eric Burton, attended a presentations evening on Friday last at the Royal Temple Yacht Club where he was presented with a cheque for £400 from money raised by the Ramsgate Illuminations.

Chairman Eric Burton at the Presentation

RNLI/Christopher Cox

Chairman Eric Burton at the Presentation
This event has grown in popularity since it started four years ago attracting many visitors and all local media to Ramsgate' Royal Harbour. Many boat and business owners in and around the harbour decorate their premises and vessels throughout December and money raised is collected by the Ramsgate Town Team and donated to the RNLI. The event has grown over the last four years and this year 82 boats, including reserve Mersey class lifeboat Lady of Hilbre, took part which is a record number.

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RNLB Lady of Hilbre

RNLI/Sarah Hewes

RNLB Lady of Hilbre
View across Ramsgate Marina

RNLI/Mark Stanford

View across Ramsgate Marina
Boats in the marina

RNLI/Sarah Hewes

Boats in the marina

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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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