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200 Years of RNLI

  • Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
  • Date lodged: Friday, 09 February 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12117

That the Parliament thanks the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) for 200 years of life-saving work; understands that the charity was founded on 4 March 1824 by Sir William Hillary, and that, throughout the past two centuries, it has worked across the UK and Ireland to save lives at sea; recognises that the charity has saved over 140,000 lives since its founding; pays tribute to the RNLI crew who volunteer to face challenging and sometimes dangerous situations, in an act of charity, and in particular to those more than 600 RNLI crew members who have lost their lives in service since 1824; notes the reliance of RNLI on community fundraisers, which play a vital role in the functioning of the organisation; believes that the organisation represents some of the best of the humanitarian spirit in the country, especially in coastal and island communities, and hopes for many more years of bravery and service from RNLI.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Ariane Burgess, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, Sharon Dowey, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Douglas Lumsden, John Mason, Ivan McKee, Stuart McMillan, Paul O'Kane, Douglas Ross, Alex Rowley, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Tess White, Brian Whittle, Beatrice Wishart