The beneficiary for 2017 will be RNLI Bridlington.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. They provide an on-call 24 hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland and a seasonal lifeguard service. With their lifeboat, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue service, they are committed to saving lives at sea. 95% of the RNLI is made up of volunteers, who risk their lives daily to help others in danger. The charity is independent from the government and relies upon the generosity of local communities who raise funds for their cause. For more information, please visit: www.rnli.org
The RNLI in Bridlington has a 200-year history, with their brave volunteer crews having been presented with over 50 awards for gallantry during this time. The station has 27 volunteer crew members, all of whom risk their lives daily to help those at risk of drowning.
2017 is an exciting year for the station which will see a brand new lifeboat and boathouse arrive to the town. The two-storey building will offer the extra space required to house Bridlington’s new state-of-the-art Shannon class lifeboat and launch vehicle. This means that they will be able to remain coupled together when not in use, thus speeding up the launch process when the crew is called out on a life-saving mission.
Chris Brompton, Bridlington RNLI’s station mechanic, said: ‘Our volunteer crew is very excited that the building work has started and that our fantastic new station is gradually becoming a reality. The current all-weather lifeboat station has served us well since 1903 but the new boathouse will provide the town’s next generation of lifesavers with much more space and the proper training and changing facilities that they deserve."
More information about Bridlington Lifeboat Station can be found by visiting Bridlington Lifeboat Station
Previous Years' Beneficiaries
We have helped a number of charities over the years. Some of which include: