RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

04/09/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/09/2019 10:19

Hartlepool pub's support for local RNLI lifeboat station.

A Hartlepool town centre pub has shown its support for the local RNLI lifeboat station and volunteers with a display of pictures showing the lifeboats in action and holding fundraising events for the charity that saves lives at sea.

During a visit to the Ferry Road lifeboat station with staff and family members' pub manager Tom Fitzgerald of the Ward Jackson pub in Church Street said 'We are very proud to support the charity and its volunteer lifeboat crew'.

'Before our visit we were unaware of what is involved in running a lifeboat station'.

'We have also learnt about the commitment and the training involved here and we look forward to working with the RNLI station to fundraise in the future'.

Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat station manager Chris Hornsey said 'It was a pleasure to host our visitors from the Ward Jackson pub and we hope they have learnt about both sea safety and how important their fundraising is and we look forward to their support in the future.'

For more information please contact Tom Collins, Volunteer RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on: 01429 266103

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, Carrybridgeand 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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

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