|Chiswick Children Support Their Local Lifeboat|
Strand-on-the-Green school participates in RNLI’s SOS fund-raising day
Strand-on-the-Green, one of the closest schools to the River Thames, recently participated in the RNLI’s SOS fund-raising day and Headmaster Mark Newton, arranged for the lifeboat crew to receive the collection from the children in person.
The children were asked to come into school on SOS day, wearing an item of waterproof clothing which raised a total of £118.87 and will go towards supporting the RNLI’s search and rescue services on the River Thames and elsewhere.
Visits by Chiswick lifeboat crew to the school have become a regular event. The children are aware of the dangers of the river and now know that if they see someone in trouble in the water they need to dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.
The RNLI has 233 lifeboat stations including four on the Thames. Chiswick RNLI lifeboat became operational on the 2nd January 2002. Since then it has responded to over 1,000 emergency calls. The four Thames lifeboats together have responded to over 3,500 calls. The RNLI is entirely supported by voluntary contributions.
February 5, 2008