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At the end of the celebrations in 2013 we will be able to publish the total amount raised through collections and by donations made directly via this page.

The RNLI is delighted to be supported by the Old Gaffers 50th anniversary celebrations in 2013; thank you for your support at this exciting milestone in your history. As I am sure you are aware, the RNLI is independent from the Government and continues to rely on voluntary contributions and legacies for its income.

Although a national charity, with over 230 station around our coastline, the RNLI also has a local presence. We have a national network of local volunteers working in your community; giving sea safety advice to boat users, teaching children how to stay safe at the beach and around water, raising vital funds or risking their lives to save others on the coast and in-land water ways. By support us and getting involved with some fundraising, you will benefit from support and help of local, experienced fundraisers and possibly gain links with a local lifeboat station. Our aim is to build a partnership with you, engage your local community and help generate ideas so that you can make a real and positive contribution to saving lives at sea. Your support in, raising vital funds for the RNLI, during your 50th anniversary celebrations could make the difference
between life and death for someone in our coastal waters. Our volunteers crews can only continue to save lives at sea thanks to people like you - With your help we can go further to save lives at sea, thank you.