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Lifeboats? In Haddenham?!

Yes, I know we're a long way from the sea; but the nearest lifeboat stations are only 30 — 40 miles away, on the Thames, and the one at Tower Bridge is the busiest in the country. Even more to the point, around 60% of coastal rescues involve people on holiday from inland, and the RNLI helps to maintain safe beaches with its trained lifeguards.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution relies on voluntary donations for its vital life-saving work, and the Aylesbury & District Branch is proud to raise thousands of pounds each year for the organisation.

A very important element of this fund raising is the house-to-house collection each Spring which, for the past 15 years, has been organised by Joan Dharamshi. However, Joan has now had to call it a day and, although most of her team of volunteers are happy to continue, we need someone to take over her role as the local village organiser.

It is not an onerous task, but it is of great importance and Joan has always found it very rewarding.

If you would be willing to give it a try, please contact the Hon. Secretary of the local Branch, Tony Hall, via email at: tazv.hall@tesco.net or by telephone on: 208474.

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