The Weston-super-Mare RNLI station and fundraisers together with the staff of a local Sainsburys store held a successful Rowathon

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On Saturday a Rowathon was held outside the Sainsburys store in Worle as part of the SOS event. Members of the public, staff from the store and the RNLI volunteer crews all tried to row as far as possible in five minute slots on state of the art rowing machines.

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Clogher Head RNLI called to assist in search for man reported to have fallen overboard from trawler

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Date: 29/01/2012

Author: Aimee Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

At approximately 1.05pm today (Sunday 29 January) Clogher Head RNLI received a call from the Marine Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in Dublin when it was reported that a man had fallen overboard from a fishing vessel 9 miles east of Clogherhead, County Louth.

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Exeter Engineers put the ‘fun’ into fundraising on SOS Day

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Left to right: Chris Yalden, Jonathan Lloyd, Lucy Jones, John Lowe (RNLI), Kelly Jeffery, Brian Abbott (RNLI) and Liz Jefferiss.

Around 25 Staff at the Exeter office of international engineering company WPS took part in the RNLI’s biggest fundraising day of the year on Friday 27 January, SOS Day. Volunteers from Exmouth RNLI visited their office to thank them for their generosity.

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Come Rain Or Shine Yorkshire Building Society’s Exeter branch are supporting the RNLI

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Yorkshire Building Society’s Exeter branch is on a mission to raise funds for its chosen Charity of the Year, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). To celebrate the launch of their 2012 fundraising, staff were joined by RNLI volunteers from Exmouth lifeboat station as they took part in the charity’s biggest annual fundraising event SOS Day, on Friday 27 January.

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Garryvoe Hotel “Swim to Swansea” cheque presented to Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat station

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Garryvoe Hotel management, lifeboat fundraising committee

Ever wonder how far it is from Cork to Swansea? Staff at the 4 star Garryvoe Hotel, on the shore of Ballycotton Bay in East Cork, decided to run a fundraising event that would cover the distance to raise funds for their local RNLI lifeboat station across the bay in Ballycotton.

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Sunderland RNLI rescue adult + 2 children after boat suffers engine failure

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Date: 28/01/2012

Author: Paul Nicholson, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Lifeboat volunteers from Sunderland RNLI Station scrambled into action for the sixth time in 2012 early this afternoon to assist the crew of a motor cruiser, after it suffered engine 1 mile off Sunderland.

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Torbay RNLI trial new public launch alerting system

MS Matt Tyler with the sound system January 2012

There’s been a positive response to a new public launch alerting system being trialled at the RNLI lifeboat station in Brixham. The signal, a six second siren, will be sounded when the charity’s volunteer crews launch their lifeboat to an incident. The idea is that residents and visitors to the town and harbour users will know when the lifeboat is putting to sea.

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