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Blessing of the Weymouth RNLI lifeboats 2016

Lifeboats News Release

The annual blessing of the Weymouth RNLI lifeboats will take place at the Ferry steps on Weymouth harbourside near the Pavilion on Sunday 24th July at 7.30pm and will kick start Weymouth lifeboat week.

The service will be conducted by the clergy team from Holy Trinity Church with music provided by The Salvation Army Band.

The Mayor of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, Cllr. Richard Kosior will give a bible reading.
Come and join with the lifeboat crews and supporters for this annual event which means so much to the crews and families.

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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