The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. The RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews rescue an average of 23 people a day around the coasts and waterways of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. From 235 lifeboat stations, they are well trained and equipped to put to sea in the most fearsome conditions when the call comes. RNLI lifeguards patrol more than 200 beaches in the UK. As well as rescuing people from the water, they are also on hand for first aid and safety advice, making sure everyone can make the most of their day at the beach. Are you passionate about the water? Do you want to be part of a lifesaving team? Whatever the reason for your interest in our work, we’d love to have you onboard. The RNLI is an independent charity and receives no government funding. We rely on public support.
01 December 2016
New Atlantic 85 boat arrives at Abersoch
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Abersoch Lifeboat Station's fundraising page
We have some very exciting news: Abersoch Lifeboat Station is having a new boat funded in part by a generous donation. The new boat is an Atlantic 85 class, which is larger and a bit faster than the Atlantic 75 it replaces. More importantly, it carries an extra crewman and has the latest electronics ,enabling more effective search and rescue of casualties.With this new lifeboat the volunteer crew will undergo extra training.
It is RNLI training that turns these willing volunteers into highly competent lifesavers. For our crews it is not a question of 'if' the call comes but 'when'. For some stations this may be several times a week , for others once a month. Our volunteers need to be prepared for any eventuality and they deserve the best training when putting their lives at risk to save others.
Individual training requirements follow a standardised system of training and competence. It costs on average £1404 to provide coastal training for each one of our volunteer crew members each year. Training is a substantial investment, but a vital one. A lot of people enjoy the sea whether it is surfing, swimming, sailing or powerboating:the volunteer crew in Abersoch put their lives at risk in order to save lives at sea, and we owe it to them to provide them with the very best training. Please support the RNLI in Abersoch by making a donation today. Thank you.
Bob Ross £100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)
25.08.15 Thanks for all the great work you guys do
Davi £50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)