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Byline: RNLI Jewellery Appeal: Make a valuable contribution to saving lives at sea
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is seeking public donations to its Jewellery Appeal – unwanted jewellery, medals and collectables are all welcome to help fund the charity’s life-saving work.
 
The ongoing Jewellery Appeal is now entering its 22nd year. Some of the more unusual past donations include: a set of dentures on gold mount, war medals, mother-of-pearl theatre binoculars, an 1837 hallmarked fish-knife and a Victorian bakelite locket containing a lock of hair.
 
The generous donations are sold at auctions or fetes to raise funds for essential training and equipment for RNLI volunteer crews.
 
The appeal was started on TV by Blue Peter and, since then, has relied on word-of-mouth, RNLI volunteers and fundraisers to keep the momentum going.
 
Maren Caldwell, RNLI Head of Regional Fundraising and Communications says:
 
‘The RNLI as a charity relies on public generosity to help its volunteer crews. This appeal is a fine example of the support we receive – the range of items that has been sent in over the lifetime of the appeal has been fantastic. Every donation plays a vital role in helping the RNLI to continue saving lives at sea.
 
‘The Jewellery Appeal began in 1986 and, since then, has been run by Roy Norgrove, who sadly died last year. We would like to thank him for all his dedication and effort. Other willing volunteers are now continuing Roy’s good work. We hope 2008 will be another successful year for the appeal.’
 
All quality items, including rings, bracelets, chains, earrings, watches, and any other gold and silver items, are greatly appreciated. In past years, war medals, military memorabilia, Victorian and Georgian jewellery, brooches and boxed valuables have been popular at auction.
 
Any unwanted jewellery and collectables should be sent to Karen Ketley, Appeal Co-ordinator, RNLI, West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HZ.
 
Anyone wishing to support the charity in another way should call freephone on 0800 534210.
 
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Notes to editors
 
  1. A photograph of a selection of the jewellery received during past years of the RNLI Jewellery Appeal is attached. Please credit RNLI.
 
  1. The RNLI is a registered charity that continues to rely on voluntary contributions, corporate donations, gift sales and legacies for its income. It receives no government funding.
 
 
  1. The RNLI’s annual running costs are £122M – approximately £335,000 per day.
 
  1. A year’s training for one volunteer crew member costs £1,000.
 
 
  1. There are more than 230 RNLI lifeboat stations across the UK and Ireland. These are operated by 4,800 lifeboat crew members.
 
 
RNLI media contacts
For more information, please contact Laura Fennimore, RNLI Public Relations Officer, on 01202 663181, or RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789. 
 
The RNLI online
For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk or www.rnli.ie. News releases and other media resources are available at www.rnli.org.uk/press.
Byline: RNLI Jewellery Appeal: Make a valuable contribution to saving lives at sea
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is seeking public donations to its Jewellery Appeal – unwanted jewellery, medals and collectables are all welcome to help fund the charity’s life-saving work.
 
The ongoing Jewellery Appeal is now entering its 22nd year. Some of the more unusual past donations include: a set of dentures on gold mount, war medals, mother-of-pearl theatre binoculars, an 1837 hallmarked fish-knife and a Victorian bakelite locket containing a lock of hair.
 
The generous donations are sold at auctions or fetes to raise funds for essential training and equipment for RNLI volunteer crews.
 
The appeal was started on TV by Blue Peter and, since then, has relied on word-of-mouth, RNLI volunteers and fundraisers to keep the momentum going.
 
Maren Caldwell, RNLI Head of Regional Fundraising and Communications says:
 
‘The RNLI as a charity relies on public generosity to help its volunteer crews. This appeal is a fine example of the support we receive – the range of items that has been sent in over the lifetime of the appeal has been fantastic. Every donation plays a vital role in helping the RNLI to continue saving lives at sea.
 
‘The Jewellery Appeal began in 1986 and, since then, has been run by Roy Norgrove, who sadly died last year. We would like to thank him for all his dedication and effort. Other willing volunteers are now continuing Roy’s good work. We hope 2008 will be another successful year for the appeal.’
 
All quality items, including rings, bracelets, chains, earrings, watches, and any other gold and silver items, are greatly appreciated. In past years, war medals, military memorabilia, Victorian and Georgian jewellery, brooches and boxed valuables have been popular at auction.
 
Any unwanted jewellery and collectables should be sent to Karen Ketley, Appeal Co-ordinator, RNLI, West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HZ.
 
Anyone wishing to support the charity in another way should call freephone on 0800 534210.
 
Ends
 
Notes to editors
 
  1. A photograph of a selection of the jewellery received during past years of the RNLI Jewellery Appeal is attached. Please credit RNLI.
 
  1. The RNLI is a registered charity that continues to rely on voluntary contributions, corporate donations, gift sales and legacies for its income. It receives no government funding.
 
 
  1. The RNLI’s annual running costs are £122M – approximately £335,000 per day.
 
  1. A year’s training for one volunteer crew member costs £1,000.
 
 
  1. There are more than 230 RNLI lifeboat stations across the UK and Ireland. These are operated by 4,800 lifeboat crew members.
 
 
RNLI media contacts
For more information, please contact Laura Fennimore, RNLI Public Relations Officer, on 01202 663181, or RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789. 
 
The RNLI online
For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk or www.rnli.ie. News releases and other media resources are available at www.rnli.org.uk/press.