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RNLI Lytham St Annes Shannon Lifeboat Appeal

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RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

We are a 24 hour search & rescue service to save lives at sea

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Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page.

Lytham St Annes volunteer lifeboat crew need your help to raise the final £275,000 towards the cost of a new, state of the art Shannon class life boat and Super Cat launch & recovery system.

For the past 165 years, Lytham St Annes volunteer crew members have given their time, energy and risked their lives to protect those in trouble along the Fylde coast.

Last year alone, the volunteers crews of the station's all weather and inshore lifeboats launched 33 times, rescuing 27 people.

"The new Shannon class lifeboat is going to reduce our launch times dramatically.  Any money you are able to donate is going to help us reach casualties faster.  It's going to be a huge benefit for the whole community."  Gary Bird, Coxswain at Lytham St Annes Lilfeboat Station

A major part of the cost of the Shannon has already been met by a generous legacy from Miss Barbara Anne Cameron Roberts of Winchester who passed away in April 2013. It is believed as a young woman she lived in South Africa and during this time worked as a purser on passenger liners.  This is perhaps why Miss Roberts was a supporter and a Governor of the RNLI during her lifetime. 

 The Lifeboat is to be named RNLB BARBARA ANNE after her. It is due on Station in the first quarter of 2018 (but of course that may vary slightly as there is time for it to change a few months either way)

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