Sunderland RNLI volunteers with James Jamieson; Lifeboat Operations Manager + Tony Everett; Rotary Club of Sunderland Treasurer.
* Date: 30/03/2013
* Author: Paul Nicholson
Lifeboats News Release
Last Sunday morning (Sunday 23 March) Rotary Club of Sunderland presented Sunderland RNLI lifeboat station with a wooden bench to be used by the volunteers while their colleagues are out at sea on either training or rescue mission.
The presentation was made during a visit to the station by members of the Rotary Club. The bench was formally handed over to James Jamieson; Sunderland RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager by Tony Everett; Rotary Club of Sunderland Treasurer and ex President.
Rotary Club of Sunderland was originally chartered in March 1922 making it one of the older clubs in the Northeast of England with a membership of over 40 Rotarians.
Their members serve fellow citizens in a most active and satisfying way, enabling the club to fulfil the object of Rotary, with benefit to our local community and the wider world in the battle against disease, poverty and basic needs such as clean water and sanitation. Like many of their sister clubs they are able to contribute help and shelter in times of natural disaster. The club works closely with the University of Sunderland in reaching out to fellow citizens to make Sunderland a better place.
The bench was specially made for the Rotary club to donate to the RNLI by George Marley and his team at Wheatsheaf joinery works.
James Jamieson, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Sunderland RNLI said ‘We are extremely grateful to the Rotary Club of Sunderland for deciding to support us our cause by donating this wonderful bench which will be used by volunteers while they are waiting for the boat to return from training or emergency launches.’
As a registered charity the RNLI relies on voluntary donations and legacies from the public for its income.