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Thank you for visiting us and please remember that this 24 hrs a day service is run purely by the donations of your good selves.
Despite being so far from the sea, Birmingham has a long history of support for the RNLI. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, the people of Birmingham and the West Midlands have directly funded over 50 lifeboats. When you take into account the fact that each all weather lifeboat now costs almost £2.5 million the City has raised an incredible amount of money. The average annual funds raised are around £200,000 for the West Midlands of which around £70,000 is from Birmingham.
2011 saw our lifeboats launch 8,905 times around the coasts of the UK and the RoI, rescuing 7,976 people. It was our second busiest year ever for launches.* Our 4,800 dedicated lifeboat crew spent a collective 203,000 hours at sea.** The Summer of 2011 was also busy for our lifeguards, who helped 17,671 people across the 163 UK beaches we operate on – beaches that saw over 11.5M visits throughout the season. Of the number assisted, RNLI lifeguards saved the lives of 84 people, rescued a further 3,566 people, treated 862 major first aid casualties, and reunited 1,240 mostly young people who were ‘missing’ or ‘lost’ with family and friends.
|If you work with young people please visit the shorething section of
the main RNLI site. There are sections for the young people
themselves plus teachers/youth worker sections. Click on the logo
|If you are an Amazon.co.uk user you can help us even more
by using the RNLI dedicated link to buy your books, CDs and DVDs
which gives us a donation on each sale.
Please click on the link
|If you are in our area and wish to arrange for a speaker to visit your youth organisation or school please get in touch with us and we’ll arrange something for you.
If you are not in our area I will arrange for someone in your area to contact youIf you can spare a couple of hours occasionally during the year to help in fundraising please get in touch
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The fleet listing has been updated 14 December 2012 Site updated 14 December 2012