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Craster RNLI is sending out its own call for help

Lifeboats News Release

Craster lifeboat station is looking for extra recruits to join the volunteer crew to help save lives at sea.

RNLi/Nathan Williams

RNLI crew kit

The charity is looking for people who live in or close to Craster, who are aged 17 and over and who would like a new challenge or want to do something special.

From crew for the lifeboat through to volunteers to help at the shore with launch and recovery, Craster RNLI would like to hear from prospective new recruits.

All RNLI crew members receive the best equipment and top class training, ensuring that they are equipped to help save lives at sea and potentially make a difference in someone else’s life.

From more details please contact craster@rnli.org.uk or message the station on Facebook Craster Lifeboat Crew RNLI.

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The photograph shows an essential part of the volunteer crew kit - the iconic RNLI ‘yellow wellies’. Credit: RNLI/Nathan Williams.

RNLI Media contacts

For more information, please contact Matty Bolam, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07736314401or at: matty777bolam@gmail.com

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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