The RNLI is a charity – 95% of the total income comes from donations. We are separate from the Coast Guard and independent of the Government. We couldn’t do what we do without the generosity and support of people like the citizens of Monmouth and the nation. Every single penny raised makes a difference. It cost over £177.3M to run our lifesaving service in 2016.
The Royal Oak pub on the Hereford Road has generously agreed to offer a Fish & Chip supper and QUIZ on Friday 19th May where you will also see more interesting material about the RNLI. Why not support the Lifeboats and enjoy a convivial evening of sea and salt? Make up a team and come along. Tickets ( to include two course supper) £10 from Clare Tuggey – see contact details below.
Volunteer Lifeboat crews are on call 24 hours a day, every day, to help save lives and prevent tragedies at sea. They have to be ready to act at a moment’s notice, battling heavy seas and treacherous weather conditions – putting themselves at risk every time they respond to a call for help. Their lives depend upon their kit and the nationwide MayDay fundraising campaign is aimed specifically at raising funds to go towards the vital kit that will protect the crews and help them return safely.
In Monmouth we shall be supporting our local Gelateria Green & Jenks, http://www.greenandjenks.com/ who have designed a special RNLI Lifeboat Gelato to celebrate the MayDay campaign. We shall not only be displaying information and leaflets about the RNLI, but also selling the popular Yellow Wellie pins during the month of May.
Chairman, Monmouth Branch RNLI