Amble helps celebrate RNLI’s two hundredth anniversary

Posted on 04th March 2024 | in Community

Today, 4 March, marks a huge milestone for the RNLI.

Amble lifeboats: ‘Elizabeth and Leonard’, and inshore vessel ‘Alf & Dora Whiting’

For over two hundred years there has been lifesaving activities off our coasts. It was thanks to Sir William Hillary who founded the Lifeboat Institution after consultations with members of Parliament. It was on this day, 4 March 1824, that the organisation was formed. It was first known as the National Institute for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck. In 1854 its name was changed to the present Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Today we celebrate the 200th birthday of the RNLI and many of the branches around our country will be doing their own tributes. There is also a National Service being held in London. From Amble several of our fundraising members and crew have travelled to London to take part in the National Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. Others will be travelling to York Minster later in the year.

Our fundraising here in Amble continues on a regular basis and will culminate in our annual Lifeboat Day celebrations on Sunday 18 August where we are hoping to create and even more exciting experience for all our visitors.

Please continue to give generously to the RNLI. We depend on your donations to keep our services operating all year round.

Thank you,

Bartle Rippon
Chair Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers

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