At the end of 2010 Ryde Inshore Rescue launched an appeal to help them raise £6000 to replace their second lifeboat “Ryde Rescue 22″.
Thanks to the support of the public and organisations the first £2000 has now been raised, including a large donation of over £1000 from the St Mary’s Press Sea Angling Club last weekend.
Many anonymous donations made through Justgiving.com have also been gratefully received.
“This is our first mile stone reached and has allowed us to place the order for the lifeboat, however for us to have this craft in place ready for what we expect to be an increased busy summer season at Ryde Inshore Rescue due to the council cutbacks affecting the beach lifeguards we need to raise the remaining £4000 as soon as realistically possible.”
Donations can be made online via www.justgiving.com/Ryderescue2 or directly to the Inshore Rescue Centre based at Appley.
(Michaela White, Chairman Ryde Inshore Rescue www.rydeinshorerescue.org )
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