Whitby jet shop raises cash for RNLI
W Hamond jewellers in Whitby have raised over £600 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
The money was raised through events held at the jewellery shop such as donations for a silhouette cutting artist over goth weekend. The artist, Charles Burns, also cut portraits of 10 RNLI crewman and the image was presented to the Whitby station.
Manager Sally said: 'We at W Hamond are proud to sponsor our invaluable RNLI for Whitby. We put a lot of thought into how to raise money and had many generous donations from our customers.'
Coxswain Mike Russell said: 'We would like to thank all the staff and customers at W Hamond who contributed to this sum which is very gratefully received. All money raised goes towards vital training and equipment for our volunteer crew.'
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, Carrybridge 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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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