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SOS Day: Where Will The Devon Money Go?
The money raised from SOS Day events in the south west will go towards new lifejackets for RNLI volunteers.
It costs between £2 000 and £4 500 to equip a station's volunteers with new lifejackets. The new jackets will provide a better fit and improve safety for volunteers, leading to greater efficiency in lifesaving.
But lifejackets aren't the RNLI's only expense.
Here's a breakdown of some of the other costs they have to meet. Volunteer equipment and training:
- All-weather lifejacket - £350
Inshore lifejacket - £330
Gloves - £16
Yellow wellies - £42
Personal equipment for a lifeguard (including rescue tube, binoculars, wetsuit) - £490
Training - £1,266 per crew member and £504 per lifeguard
- Red and yellow flag - £12
Rescue board - £780
Inshore rescue boat - £9,000
- D Class inshore lifeboat - £39,000
Atlantic inshore lifeboat - £180,000
Tamar class all weather lifeboat - £2.7 million
So whether you can give a little or lot, it really will make a difference. Every donation will go towards helping the RNLI's teams continue their lifesaving work.
Check out our website to find out how you can get involved in SOS Day 2012. www.rnli.org.uk/sosday
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