The RNLI has launched a Christmas appeal after the pandemic caused an unprecedented shortfall in income.
On top of fundraising activities having to be paused, causing a loss of ‘millions’, the charity also had to spend £1.2m to ensure its volunteer lifeboat crews and beach lifeguards had PPE.
Overall the RNLI had to buy 6.7 million pieces of PPE, including almost 700,000 face masks, 2.4 million gloves and 5,000 litres of hand sanitiser.
The Christmas appeal hopes to raise £2.05m. Visit RNLI.org/Xmas
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