Fleetwood RNLI presented with huge donation
The members of Cleveley’s Working Men’s Club certainly pulled out all the stops in raising £4,200 for their local RNLI station in Fleetwood.
At a glittering evening, with local talent entertaining the volunteer lifeboat crew and the Club’s members, Roy Gaskell, the Vice President and Treasurer Mark Speight, presented the donation to Fleetwood lifeboat Coxswain, Tony Cowell.
Tony Cowell said; ‘This is an amazing amount to raise for the lifeboat station in Fleetwood. Special thanks go to Avis Coburn, who helped co-ordinate the fund raising and the generosity of the members at Cleveleys Working Men’s Club. Local support like this is really appreciated and helps the volunteers at the lifeboat station, save lives at sea.’
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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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