The Cost and Long-Term Impact of a New Station
The RNLI keeps comprehensive statistics on rescues and uses them to monitor and plan crucial lifesaving cover along our coastline. It also operates a rolling programme of coastal review and the construction of a new lifeboat station is based entirely upon operational need.
The redevelopment of Bembridge lifeboat station is an RNLI priority. It will represent a substantial investment, allowing the RNLI to meet its strategic aims, as well as being a valuable asset to the local community. It is hoped to commence construction within the next 12 months with a completion date of 2010, at a cost of approximately £10 million. The new Tamar will cost £2.7 million
Some of this money will be met by legacy income but there is still a substantial deficit. To help fund this vital project an appeal for ONE MILLION POUNDS has been launched.
The Long-Term Impact
The new station will provide the RNLI with a first-class facility designed to last for at least fifty years and to accommodate future generations of lifeboats. The new facilities will also make it easier for crew to change into their kit and board the lifeboat, resulting in casualties being recovered more quickly and their chances of survival being greatly increased – seconds can make all the difference between life and death.
Knowing that the RNLI is only a call away is a great comfort to those who experience difficulties at sea. Your help with this project will guarantee the future of a first-class lifeboat service at Bembridge and ensure that the volunteer crew will be able to carry on doing what they do best:
Saving Lives at Sea.
Submit the online form
or Call 0845 650 3999 and quote ‘BLSA’
or send a donation to RNLI Bembridge Appeal, Admail 4109, Bembridge PO35 5ZS