Collection at Burnham-on-Crouch station raises money for Lifeboat equipment

Thursday, 17 May 2018

A collection at Burnham-on-Crouch rail station will help Lifeboat volunteers upgrade their equipment and continue their lifesaving work.

Volunteers raised £125.50 for The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s ‘Do Your Bit, Fund Our Kit’ month.

Walter Jenkins, Lifeboat Treasurer for the Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI said, “We’re so grateful for the generosity of Greater Anglia passengers and staff.

“The RNLI is supported entirely by voluntary contributions and this donation will help provide Lifeboat crews with the most modern and efficient equipment to help them save lives at sea.”

Michael O’Callaghan, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, commented: “We are always happy to support charities which really help the local community and are close to the hearts of staff and customers.”

During 2017, Burnham-on-Crouch Lifeboats were launched 22 times, helping 40 people in difficulties.

They have already been called out four times this year.