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Honley and Brockholes Branch RNLI

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  1. This is the local Honley & Brockholes Area Fundraising Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, which is the voluntary organisation for saving life at sea. The RNLI is a Registered Charity.

    The Branch organises fundraising events and activities throughout the year to support the volunteer crews and members of the Lifeboat Service.

    The Branch covers the lower Holme Valley area.

Organisation last updated

  1. 30 September 2022

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  1. Honley Liberal Club, Cuckoo Lane, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6AS
    1. Wheelchair access needs to be arranged in advance -  please contact the venue for further details. Wheelchair access - by arrangement
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  1. News Release
  2. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is seeking lifesavers in the Huddersfield area. The Honley and Brockholes RNLI Fundraising branch is looking for extra volunteers to join its friendly team.

    Andy Ingham, Vice-Chairman, explained: ‘There’s a saying in the RNLI that you don’t have to get your feet wet to save lives at sea. This is certainly the case for our branch; we might be miles from the coast, but we’ve been raising vital lifesaving funds for the charity for over 90 years.

    ‘We recently marked the 40th anniversary of one of our proudest fundraising achievements in providing an inshore lifeboat to Newbiggin RNLI lifeboat station in Northumberland. This followed a successful Mayor of Kirklees (Cllr Donald White) campaign that was supported by the whole community.

    ‘The lifeboat was named Kirklees and during its service at the station it launched 112 times and saved 75 lives.’

    In a typical year, the small but dedicated team could have a calendar of events which includes activities such as boat and tractor pulls, Gala concerts, agricultural shows, coffee mornings and talks to local community and school groups.

    Andy added: ‘We’d love to hear from anyone who would like to join our team and help us to continue to be able to save lives at sea.

    ‘It’s a great opportunity to put your skills to good use, gain some valuable voluntary experience and have fun and meet new people, regardless of how much or how little time you have to spare.’

    To find out more, please contact Andy Ingham on 07884944118 Or visit: https://honleyandbrockholesrnli.co.uk/

  3. 30/09/2022

History

  1. The RNLI was founded in 1824 as the National Institution for the preservation of Life from Shipwreck. and today provides the 24 hr on call search and recue service out to 100 nautical miles from the coast of the United Kingdom.
    The Honley Ladies Lifeboat Guild was formed in 1927 for the purpose of supporting the brave and selfless lifeboat crew who saved life at sea.
    In 1985 the Ladies Guild was converted to a Branch thereby enabling the male gender to engage and support the activities. For more information please contact us at: rnliweb@gmail.com

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