RNLI appeals for more volunteers

PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 April 2015

Volunteers will be available at the temporary lifeboat station on Saturday.

Volunteers will be available at the temporary lifeboat station on Saturday.

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A RECRUITMENT drive for volunteers is being held by the RNLI this weekend.

The life-saving charity, which is based by Marine Lake, has three teams of volunteers.

The crew man the boats and launch whenever someone is in trouble at sea.

The fundraisers help to organise events and collect donations.

And the presenters give talks to adults and children.

They explain the RNLI’s work and give out safety messages so people do not get into trouble in the first place.

The RNLI is entirely supported by donations, and money raised in Weston is currently going towards its appeal to build a new lifeboat station in the town.

To encourage more people to get involved in its activities, the charity is holding the recruitment drive at its temporary lifeboat station on Saturday from noon to 2pm.

Weston RNLI fundraising chairman Peter Elmont said: “Why not come and see what we do with no pressure to commit at this stage?

“It could be that you would be interested in serving at our RNLI shop at Anchor Head, organising events, holding collection buckets, talking to schools or youth groups or just meeting new people.

“You will have the opportunity to tour our temporary station, hear about our plans for a new station, visit our shop or just meet some of our crew and talk.”

* The Mercury is supporting the RNLI’s lifeboat station appeal and donations of £5 can be made by texting RNLI Weston to 70300.

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