Amble Lifeboat needs our help (or what Vivienne did next)
In recent weeks Vivienne Dalgliesh has been to the Queen’s Garden Party and the Duchess of Northumberland’s Garden Party in recognition of her volunteering work on The Ambler.
This week she donned a more waterproof outfit as she took to the sea to find out more about Amble RNLI and their bid to raise money for a new lifeboat.
Amble Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteers are sending out a call for help in support of their appeal to raise £200,000 towards the cost of their new lifeboat.
In 2017, Amble’s current all-weather Mersey class lifeboat ‘The Four Boys’ will be nearing the end of her operational life and is set to be replaced by the newest member of the RNLI fleet, a Shannon class lifeboat.
Amble will be one of the charity’s first lifeboat station in the north of England to receive a Shannon.
We know £200,000 is a lot of money, but the people of Northumberland have always supported the RNLI.
The promotional event on July 10th was to bring this need to people’s attention.
BBC and ITV outside broadcasting were present along with the Gazette and of course yours truly, ‘The Ambler’s intrepid reporter.
The first major fundraiser will be Lifeboat Day on Sunday 24th August, so go along and give your support. Below is a slideshow of my voyage on The Four Boys.