David-Cameron-inspects-damaged-RNLI-lifeboat-station-as-costs-to-charity-rise

Byline: As the estimated cost to the lifesaving charity increases to at least £500,000, Prime Minister David Cameron visited the RNLI’s lifeboat station in Wells this morning to inspect the damage caused by the recent storms.
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The charity estimate at least £500,000 worth of damage to several lifeboat and lifeguard stations was caused by the recent storm surge; including at Wells-next-the-Sea. Today, Wells Coxswain Allen Frary and other volunteer crew members showed the Prime Minster, along with local MP Norman Lamb and Councillor Marie Strong, the damage to the station’s main doors, building and gift shop.

Despite suffering damage to several stations and a volunteer flood rescue team helping evacuate residents from flooded homes in Rhyl, North Wales, all the charity’s boats and volunteer crews remain fully operational and are ready to help anyone in need.

Mr Cameron praised last week’s flood rescue efforts, saying: ‘The systems worked well, the flood wardens did a brilliant job and the police, fire service, lifeboats and the whole community pulled together.’

RNLI volunteers give up their time and put their safety on the line to save others, but they can’t do this without the right training and equipment. The RNLI is a charity, independent from government, and relies on donations from the public. The charity have launched an emergency appeal to make sure they have everything they need for the next rescue. Please text BSAFE to 70300 or donate online today: http://bit.ly/1ckP6rx

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Notes to editors

  • Pictures of David Cameron’s visit to Wells Lifeboat Station are available via Eastern Daily Press here: http://bit.ly/J7cTo8
  • Please credit The Sun/Arthur Edwards for use of the below photos.
  • Other RNLI lifeboat stations that sustained storm damage last week include Beaumaris, Rhyl, New Brighton, Lytham St Annes, Blackpool, Cromer, Dover and Scarborough. Many of these stations sustained damage to flooring or doors as well as lots of gravel and shingle ending up in boathouses.  
  • The RNLI’s volunteer Flood Rescue Team were deployed on Thursday 5 December to evacuate residents from their flooded homes in Rhyl, North Wales. The team brought 25 people and six dogs to safety. More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/1keszkB
Byline: As the estimated cost to the lifesaving charity increases to at least £500,000, Prime Minister David Cameron visited the RNLI’s lifeboat station in Wells this morning to inspect the damage caused by the recent storms.
Page Content:

The charity estimate at least £500,000 worth of damage to several lifeboat and lifeguard stations was caused by the recent storm surge; including at Wells-next-the-Sea. Today, Wells Coxswain Allen Frary and other volunteer crew members showed the Prime Minster, along with local MP Norman Lamb and Councillor Marie Strong, the damage to the station’s main doors, building and gift shop.

Despite suffering damage to several stations and a volunteer flood rescue team helping evacuate residents from flooded homes in Rhyl, North Wales, all the charity’s boats and volunteer crews remain fully operational and are ready to help anyone in need.

Mr Cameron praised last week’s flood rescue efforts, saying: ‘The systems worked well, the flood wardens did a brilliant job and the police, fire service, lifeboats and the whole community pulled together.’

RNLI volunteers give up their time and put their safety on the line to save others, but they can’t do this without the right training and equipment. The RNLI is a charity, independent from government, and relies on donations from the public. The charity have launched an emergency appeal to make sure they have everything they need for the next rescue. Please text BSAFE to 70300 or donate online today: http://bit.ly/1ckP6rx

ENDS

Notes to editors

  • Pictures of David Cameron's visit to Wells Lifeboat Station are available via Eastern Daily Press here: http://bit.ly/J7cTo8
  • Please credit The Sun/Arthur Edwards for use of the below photos.
  • Other RNLI lifeboat stations that sustained storm damage last week include Beaumaris, Rhyl, New Brighton, Lytham St Annes, Blackpool, Cromer, Dover and Scarborough. Many of these stations sustained damage to flooring or doors as well as lots of gravel and shingle ending up in boathouses.  
  • The RNLI's volunteer Flood Rescue Team were deployed on Thursday 5 December to evacuate residents from their flooded homes in Rhyl, North Wales. The team brought 25 people and six dogs to safety. More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/1keszkB