Huge benefits to come from RNLI

RNLI Halifax branch chairman Dave Gledhill dresses as the charity's mascot Stormy Stan.
RNLI Halifax branch chairman Dave Gledhill dresses as the charity's mascot Stormy Stan.

Following the launch of its 50th anniversary appeal in May which saw RNLI Halifax branch announce it would set out to do 50 events in the next 12 months to raise £50,000, it has been revealed where the funding will go.

It has now been announced that funds raised will go towards a new Supacat launch vehicle for Scarborough lifeboat station.

Shannon launch and recovery vehicle in St Ives

Shannon launch and recovery vehicle in St Ives

The vehicle costs £1 million - Scarborough has launched its appeal for the £200,000 shortfall of the cost.

Dave Gledhill, chairman of Halifax branch said: “Although we knew at the start of our appeal where the funds where to go, we could not announce it until Scarborough launched their appeal, which they did a couple of weeks ago.

“The fact that we are helping a Yorkshire lifeboat station is great especially as it’s in an area that a lot of people from Halifax go to. The Supacat is needed for Scarborough’s new Shannon class lifeboat that they are due to get and is specially designed for this boat.”

The Halifax RNLI branch will be at the town precinct charity stall today. To donate visit the RNLI website or contact 07758193805.