THE Solihull branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute held a collection at Birmingham International Railway Station recently to coincide with the Boatlife Live Show at the NEC.
The recent storms highlighted the vital work of the RNLI in rescuing people both at sea and from flood waters across the country.
With more people also likely to holiday at home the likelihood is that the pressure on the service can only get greater.
At Birmingham International the Solihull volunteers found few people passing by but nevertheless managed to raise £215 over four and half hours.
The team thank all who donated, Avanti West Coast who granted permission for the collection, and to those members of the committee who braved the cold to take part.
The inuitiative marked the start of the branch’s fundraising endeavours for this year, and with Covid restrictions being lifted it is hoped more collections will soon be possible.
As a charity independent of government, the RNLI relies totally on the generosity of the public.
Its volunteer crews give their time for free, but they need training, well-maintained equipment, lifeboats and shore facilities.
For more on the RNLI visit: https://rnli.org/
For more on the Solihull branch, click here