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St Catherine RNLI prepares to open its doors to the public

Lifeboats News Release

St Catherine’s RNLI Lifeboat Station will be opening its doors to the public on Sunday 11 September.

This is the chance to find out what goes on at a working RNLI lifeboat station and to meet the volunteers who make up the crew and help to launch and maintain the lifeboat.

The St Catherine’s crew members will be available to answer any questions and all visitors will have the chance to climb on board our wonderful Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat, Eric W Wilson.

The RNLI Lifeguards will also be joining us - find out what it takes to patrol Jersey’s beaches and save lives on our shores.

The Lifeboat Guild will be providing tea and home-made cakes and there will also be souvenirs on sale, plus plenty of other things to see and do!

Any donations kindly received will be used to train and equip crew to save more lives at sea.

The open day runs from 11am-5pm on Sunday 11 September.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Helier de Veulle at St Catherine's Lifeboat Station Jersey, on 07797 847926 or by email to: hdeveulle@gmail.com; alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

Key facts about the RNLI

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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.

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