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The RNLI is seeking extra volunteer fundraisers in East Yorkshire

Lifeboats News Release

The Royal National Lifeboat institution (RNLI) is looking for volunteers to join a newly established fundraising group in Beverley. The charity is calling on people who are looking for a rewarding new challenge for 2018 to get in touch.

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RNLI fundraising collection in progress

The group will complement the existing RNLI fundraising branch in the town and will work alongside it to help raise vital funds to save lives at sea.

Amy Casbolt, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager explained: ‘Our volunteers will be holding a fundraising collection on Saturday 3 February at Tesco in Beverley and we’re hoping that anyone who might be interested in joining our new branch will pop along to find out more.

‘Whether someone is interested in baking cakes for coffee mornings, helping with collections or tempted to have a go at organising fundraising events, we’d love to meet them in the store between 9am and 4pm.’

Amy and the team will also be at the Lairgate Hotel in Beverley on Monday 12 February between 11am and 1pm and 6.30pm and 8pm ready to extend a ‘warm welcome’ to possible new recruits.

Amy added: ‘Joining an RNLI fundraising group is a great way to meet new friends and enhance your CV whilst helping to raise essential funds for our lifesaving charity. If you’re looking for a rewarding challenge for 2018, this could be just the thing.’

For more details please email: amy_casbolt@rnli.org.uk

RNLI Media contacts

For more information please contact Clare Hopps, RNLI Regional Media Officer North East and East on 07824 518641 or email: clare_hopps@rnli.org.uk

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.

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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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