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Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Station receives MP visit

Lifeboats News Release

The station was recently visited by MP for Neath/Port Talbot, Mr Stephen Kinnock.

LOM Clive Morris (left) presents a tie to local MP Stephen Kinnock (centre) with station president William Hopkins

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Station Tie Presentation To Local MP

During the informal visit, Mr Kinnock met with the volunteer crew and was given a guided tour of the station. He was quite impressed by the work carried out in saving lives at sea and expressed his admiration for the crews who venture out in all weathers.

During his visit, Mr Kinnock presented with a station tie as a momento of his visit by the station's Lifeboat Operations Manager Clive Morris. Before leaving Mr Kinnock again thanked everyone for their commitment in the job that they do and wished all a safe year ahead.

Media Contacts

For further information, please contact Mel Cooper, Lifeboat Press Officer at Port Talbot on 07814 985057.

MP Stephen Kinnock, second from the right, after returning from a trip to sea withe the crew

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Local MP Returns From a Trip Out To Sea

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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, 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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