We were contacted by Hereford Cathedral School a few months ago after an appeal for help with our equipment, and as a local life-saving charity we had caught the eye of their pupil-led charitable giving team.
We are delighted to announce that the school has wholly funded a brand-new Inflatable Rescue Boat to add to our fleet.
This is fantastic news because it increases our capability to deal with floods and missing-person searches on the water, and the new boat has in fact been used twice in Hereford even before its official launch today.
We paid a visit to the school assembly this morning and met some of the pupils and staff who helped make this amazing donation possible – sharing with the whole school the story of who we are and why we are necessary.
This truly is a donation which will keep on giving because, unlike the Rescue Boats purchased from Government grants, this one can be used by the team for safety-boat and fundraising exercises. And it seems to be the case that if we fundraise with a boat present, we get a little bit more in the way of donations.
We were interviewed on BBC Hereford & Worcester Radio’s Breakfast show today – which you can hear again here. (2 hours, 25mins in to the show)
You can read more information about this amazing school, here: