North-Yorkshire-mans-80th-birthday-boosts-Amble-RNLI-Shannon-Lifeboat-Appeal

Byline: John Barton from Dunsforth North Yorkshire recently celebrated his 80th birthday but, rather than receive presents, John asked family and friends if they could instead make a donation to the Amble RNLI Shannon Lifeboat Appeal.
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John regularly visits the Northumberland town as his wife Helen is from nearby Wittingham and they have family and many friends in the area. During a recent trip to Amble John made a visit to the lifeboat station and was shown aboard the current Mersey Class all-weather lifeboat by the former Lifeboat Operations Manager Rodney Burge. John was so impressed with what he saw and heard about the RNLI that he decided that he would help by raising some money for the Amble Shannon appeal, which aims to raise £200,000 towards the cost of a new lifeboat. John thought a great way to help would be by asking his family and friends rather than give him birthday presents, instead would they like to make a donation to the Shannon appeal. A party was held to celebrate John’s birthday at the village hall in Great Ouseburn North Yorkshire. It was attended many members of Johns family and friends, and through their generosity they raised £1,100 for the Amble Shannon appeal.

Rodney Burge from Amble RNLI said: ‘All RNLI volunteers from Amble, crew and fund raisers would like to thank John and the many people who gave so generously for the appeal.  We hope that John and his wife Helen will visit the station for a tour around the new Shannon lifeboat when it arrives in late 2017.’

Amble’s current all-weather Mersey class lifeboat The Four Boys, will be nearing the end of her operational life in 2017 and the £2M Shannon class lifeboat which will replace her is the RNLI’s next generation all-weather lifeboat. It is the most agile in the charity’s fleet and is the first modern RNLI all-weather lifeboat to be propelled by water jets and not propellers. Capable of 25 knots, the Shannon is 50% faster

For more information please contact Amble Lifeboat Press Officer Alan Stewart on 07919 924704 or email alan.stewart9675@btinternet.com

Byline: John Barton from Dunsforth North Yorkshire recently celebrated his 80th birthday but, rather than receive presents, John asked family and friends if they could instead make a donation to the Amble RNLI Shannon Lifeboat Appeal.
Page Content:

John regularly visits the Northumberland town as his wife Helen is from nearby Wittingham and they have family and many friends in the area. During a recent trip to Amble John made a visit to the lifeboat station and was shown aboard the current Mersey Class all-weather lifeboat by the former Lifeboat Operations Manager Rodney Burge. John was so impressed with what he saw and heard about the RNLI that he decided that he would help by raising some money for the Amble Shannon appeal, which aims to raise £200,000 towards the cost of a new lifeboat. John thought a great way to help would be by asking his family and friends rather than give him birthday presents, instead would they like to make a donation to the Shannon appeal. A party was held to celebrate John’s birthday at the village hall in Great Ouseburn North Yorkshire. It was attended many members of Johns family and friends, and through their generosity they raised £1,100 for the Amble Shannon appeal.


Rodney Burge from Amble RNLI said: ‘All RNLI volunteers from Amble, crew and fund raisers would like to thank John and the many people who gave so generously for the appeal.  We hope that John and his wife Helen will visit the station for a tour around the new Shannon lifeboat when it arrives in late 2017.’


Amble’s current all-weather Mersey class lifeboat The Four Boys, will be nearing the end of her operational life in 2017 and the £2M Shannon class lifeboat which will replace her is the RNLI’s next generation all-weather lifeboat. It is the most agile in the charity’s fleet and is the first modern RNLI all-weather lifeboat to be propelled by water jets and not propellers. Capable of 25 knots, the Shannon is 50% faster

For more information please contact Amble Lifeboat Press Officer Alan Stewart on 07919 924704 or email alan.stewart9675@btinternet.com