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RNLI looking for volunteers from Elmbridge
No stranger to rescuing others, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has turned the tables by appealing for people across Surrey to come to its rescue.
The charity that saves lives at sea and in rivers has launched an appeal to people living and working in the county in the hope of netting a whole new generation of help and support.
The RNLI has embarked on a huge awareness campaign in a bid to find new support, by placing posters in libraries, hospitals, council buildings, universities and colleges and medical centres.
The posters use existing volunteers and supporters testimonies to show how rewarding and enjoyable the role can be.
The RNLI is particularly interested in hearing from people who are prepared to help from a variety of areas including Weybridge, Cobham, Oxshott, Stoke D’Abernon and Byfleet.
There is no age bracket for supporting the charity and it hopes the recruitment campaign will engage people across generations.
Hayley Peters, community fundraising manager for the RNLI, said: “There are opportunities for everyone, whatever your skills, whatever your age. 95 per cent of the people who keep the RNLI running are volunteers, and we really want to hear from anyone who might like to be part of that team.”
For more information, visit rnli.org/volunteersurrey.