'Seas' the Day and Save Lives
As a business that is committed to being part of, and supporting the local community, here at Trenchers, we’ll be raising money for a new chosen charity every six months.
For the first half of 2018, we have chosen to support the Whitby RNLI, of course, the sea, those that sail it and those involved in the fishing trade are close to our hearts so this charity felt like the perfect fit. Every day of every year, people of all backgrounds get into danger in the water. It’s a serious and frequent problem that the RNLI is here to tackle.
Since the RNLI was established in 1824, the brave lifeboat crews and lifeguards within the organisation have saved over 142,200 lives, truly incredible! With 95% of the RNLI’s total income coming from generous donations and legacies, the RNLI depends on dedicated volunteers and supporters to save lives at sea.
The seas, beaches and waterways are enjoyed by millions of people and are watched over by lifesavers every year. However, the water remains an unpredictable environment that could catch anyone out. The RNLI’s lifeboat crews saved 431 lives in 2016, and their lifeguards saved 127. That’s 558 people who may not be here today without their help, as well as uncountable friends and families lives who would never have been the same again.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the largest charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man as well as on some inland waterways. The RNLI has 237 lifeboat stations across the UK and costs around £485,000 a day to run meaning every penny matters. Although their volunteer lifesavers give their time for free, they need training, well-maintained equipment, lifeboats and shore facilities.
You can read a survivor’s story here: http://magazine.rnli.org/Article/The-18-hour-rescue-mission-136?utm_source=rnli_website&utm_medium=The_difference_you_make&utm_content=magazine_2017
Trenchers are proud to be raising money for such an amazing cause and have been working with the charity from January and will be through until July. Keep an eye out for news and events in the coming months.