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Have you been to the seaside recently?

As well as providing an on-call, 24-hour lifeboat search-&-rescue service, the Royal National Lifeboats Institution also organises lifeguards that patrol more than 180 beaches around the UK.

For the past decade, Tony Hall has been the Flag Day Organiser for the Aylesbury Branch of the Royal National Lifeboats Institution, organising collections in Aylesbury and Thame. Over that period local collections have put some £25,000 -- £30,000 into the Institution's funds.

Tony is now in his 80s, and his wife needs his care. So, reluctantly, he has decided to give up the responsibility for fund raising.

Together with his fellow committee members and his team of volunteer collectors, Tony has been trying since January to recruit someone to take over the role, but without success. So he wonders if there is anyone in the village who would be prepared to give it a go?

The post entails organising about five collections a year, maintaining a list of volunteer collectors, and attending two or three committee meetings a year. All the data and mechanisms involved are in place and are computer based.

Anyone taking on the role would need to drive and to have some storage space for collecting boxes — but they do not occupy any great space.

Tony would be very grateful to hear from anyone interested either by email at: tonyhall.rnli@outlook.com
or by phone: 208474.

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