Health and Beauty retailer on board with RNLI
PUBLISHED: 00:16 27 February 2011 | UPDATED: 18:57 20 February 2013
Royal National Lifeboat Institution volunteer crew members and lifeguards in Tyne and Wear are to benefit from a fundraising partnership with Semichem, the region's high street discount health and beauty chain.
Royal National Lifeboat Institution volunteer crew members and lifeguards in Tyne and Wear are to benefit from a fundraising partnership with Semichem, the regions high street discount health and beauty chain.
To celebrate its first year trading in the region, Semichem has partnered with the RNLI as its charity of the year for 2010-2011.
Gail Thornton, Semichem regional business manager, said: The RNLI volunteers are our unsung heroes, risking their lives to save others at sea. We have set a target to raise 150,000 to help pay for important life saving equipment, including rescue watercraft and lifejackets, which are used by both the RNLIs volunteer lifeboat crew members and lifeguards.
RNLI lifeboat stations that will benefit from Semichems fundraising include Cullercoats lifeboat station, which will retain a proportion of the money for volunteer lifeboat crew training. The charitys lifeguard service in North and South Tyneside will benefit from the supply of two rescue watercraft on beaches next summer, at a cost of 16,000. Also, Workington and St Bees will receive funds for their lifejacket maintenance programme.