RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

10/07/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/07/2018 15:43

Family and friends cycle Mumbles to Porthcawl lifeboat stations

Memory ride for the RNLI

Over 50 friends and family met at The Mumbles lifeboat station today to raise money for the RNLI in memory of Tim Mahoney.

Tim sadly passed away from cancer in July this year and always liked to support the RNLI. He also loved cycling and in 2017 he completed a charity bike with Action Bikes to Ride the Somme.

Tim Conway Lifeboat Operations Manager at the Mumbles said 'We're very grateful for their fundraising efforts in supporting the charity. They set out at 9.30 this morning and headed for Porthcawl station via Port Talbot lifeboat station. It was lovely to see some of them returning to Mumbles just as our all weather lifeboat was returning from a shout while relieving Porthcawls lifeboat of a tow'.

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