Like many charities, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution has been forced to stop most of its fundraising activities due to covid 19 restrictions for much of the year. This at a time when through the hot periods this summer there have been record callouts for the brave volunteer lifeboat crews.
The RNLI was founded in 1824 and since then the service has saved more than 143,100 lives. With 8,941 launches in 2019, averaging 24 launches every day throughout the year, the service is busier than ever. The lifeboat service is widely recognised for its dedicated work around our coasts.
One of the major annual collections for the local Romsey branch of the RNLI is the flag day street collection which was to have been held in Romsey this year on Saturday 21st March, but which had to be cancelled. This event usually provides a great opportunity for people to show their support.
In 2019 the public generously donated £1,227 on flag day. That money has been missed this year
as people have not been able give money to our collectors in the town.
As a response to this, the Romsey RNLI is delighted to announce that a JustGiving page has now been set up to allow people to donate online. Taxpayers may use Gift Aid to increase the value of their donation. The money will be used to help save lives at sea.
To donate please go to: justgiving.com/fundraising/rnli-romsey-district-branch-lifesavers
Thank you – every donation will be greatly appreciated.
For more information and how to help locally please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01794 323602.