RNLI Have Fundraiser Day February 3, 2009Posted by liverpoolchamber in Charity.
Friday January 30th was the RNLI’s SOS Day, with lifeboat stations across the country hosting a wide variety of events.
Merseyside’s very own Hoylake lifeboat station hosted a See Our Station day, where visitors were invited to come and have a ‘brew with the crew’.
SOS Day is the RNLI’s biggest fundraising day of the year and is named after the acronym for the Morse code phrase ‘Save Our Souls’.
Each lifeboat station across the country was set the challenge of re-interpreting the SOS acronym to stand for a fundraising activity, such as Swapped Our Suits, Soap Our Saloons or, like Hoylake – See Our Station.
Coxswain David Whiteley was on hand at Hoylake to welcome visitors to the newly built station, which has been built to replace the RNLI’s original 1803 station.
David has been coxswain of the Hoylake lifeboat for 8 year, and first joined the RNLIat the age of 16, following his father into a tradition of life savers. Today, David’s two sons are following in their father’s footsteps by joining the RNLI.
“The have a brew with the crew day has been a great success. We rely on charitable donations and events such as these to ensure we have an efficient emergency service to save lives at sea. All of the money raised will go towards funding a brand new, faster, safer lifeboat for the station.”