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Lifeboats looking for Elmbridge volunteers
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is calling on the people of Elmbridge to come to the rescue.
The charity that saves lives at sea has launched an appeal to residents of Esher, Claygate, and East and West Molesey in the hope of netting a new generation of fundraisers.
The number of supporters in these areas is lower than it has been in many years, and the RNLI are keen to engage with a new audience to support them.
Hayley Peters, community fundraising manager for the RNLI, said: “Many people in these areas aren’t aware that our busiest lifeboat stations are so nearby on the Thames.
“We desperately need the support of volunteers in these areas to ensure that our brave crew continue to be supported in the future.”
The RNLI is not just looking for people to raise funds through collections, it is also looking for people with skills it could harness.
Ms Peters said: “People may be good with figures or accounts and might like to support us by using those skills, or maybe you are good at organising events and pulling lots of different things together. If there’s a willingness to help, no matter what your skills we would love to hear from you.”
The charity will be hosting a volunteer welcome evening at Claygate Village Hall on Monday, February 11, at 7.30pm.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served while attendees will be able to see some of the work the RNLI can do and how they can help.
For more information, visit rnli.org/volunteersurrey or call 0300 3009903.