Waitrose Community Matters
Thank you for all your support during our stint as one of Waitrose's Community Matters charities.
The RNLI received 35% of the votes, leading to a donation of £26,325. That's enough to cover average crew training costs for a year at an all-weather lifeboat station. Or to buy a four-wheel-drive vehicle to help RNLI lifeguards keep you safe on the beach.
Thanks once again, to everyone who voted, and to Waitrose for this vital donation.
Until 22 February, sales of certain products in Wilkinsons will raise at least £200,000 to be split among 26 charities, including the RNLI.
A big thank you to Wilkinsons and their suppliers for this generous donation, which will help save lives around our coasts.
Do visit your local store and support the promotion – find your nearest branch here.
The Recycling Factory
An environmentally friendly way to raise funds for the RNLI
National Recycle Week
From 17 to 23 June it’s National Recycle Week, so please have a look through your drawers for any old mobiles, toners, ink cartridges and electronic gadgets.
Download your freepost label here, stick it to your envelope and post your items off. This label can be attached to a larger envelope or small box up to 1.5kg.
To help get your friends and colleagues involved, please print this poster to promote National Recycle Week in your workplaces, clubs and local communities.
The Recycling Factory has been in partnership with the RNLI since 2008, helping to raise vital funds through the recycling of used:
In 2012, with the generous support of RNLI supporters, the partnership raised in excess of £152,000. This year the scheme is on course to exceed this figure, adding to the partnership's already impressive running total of over £500,000 - a figure that would not be achievable without RNLI supporters everywhere. So thank you.
Be green and recycle for the RNLI
It's a simple way to raise funds for the RNLI's important lifesaving work, while also helping to protect the environment, and it couldn’t be easier to get involved.
The Recycling Factory will donate up to £4.50 for every inkjet and toner cartridge successfully recycled and up to £15 for every mobile phone and gadget that can be recycled too.
Taking part in the scheme comes at no cost to you as all materials are provided free of charge.
To request your freepost RNLI envelopes or collection boxes, simply call The Recycling Factory on 0800 091 0696 or email email@example.com.
Contact details for all enquiries relating to the scheme
Telephone: 0800 091 0696 between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Aberdeen Asset Management
Aberdeen Asset Management PLC is an international investment management group. Its mission is to deliver superior fund performance across diverse asset classes in which it believes it has a sustainable competitive edge. Since Aberdeen Asset Management was founded 30 years ago, it has supported the communities in which it operates and helped some worthy local, national and international charities.
The Aberdeen Asset Management Charitable Foundation
Last year marked a milestone in the group’s philanthropic activities with the launch of the Aberdeen Asset Management Charitable Foundation. The aim of the Foundation is to expand and formalise charitable investment across the group.
The Foundation has two core focuses:
• emerging markets, reflecting its ambition to give back to those areas that are a key strategic focus of the business
• local communities – reflecting its ambition to build on the established pattern of giving to communities in which Aberdeen employees live and work.
It seeks partnerships with smaller charities, so that funds can a have a meaningful and measurable impact, and so that Aberdeen employees can use their time and skills to support the selected projects.
Aberdeen and the RNLI
The Cowes Lifeboat Station Appeal was launched in 2011 and Aberdeen Asset Management was keen to get involved, as it was already sponsor of the Cowes Week sailing regatta.
The company funded the creation of the station’s new balcony and representatives from Aberdeen were present last July to see Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip officially open the new lifeboat station as part of The Queen’s extended Jubilee Tour.
Aberdeen Asset Management is sponsoring Cowes Week until 2015 and is keen to continue its support of the station and its crew wherever possible. A spokesperson said: 'The service provided by the RNLI 24 hours a day is incredibly important to all those who work and play on the water and we are very proud to support its work as part of our charitable activities and our sponsorship of Cowes Week.'
Bishop Skinner Marine
Bishop Skinner Marine is proud to be the only insurance broker working in partnership with the RNLI and the RYA, providing boat and travel insurance to our members.
Bishop Skinner also donates 2.5% of members' premiums to the RNLI, which has helped raise over £600,000 since 1987 to help fund our lifesaving work.
98%* of Bishop Skinner Marine clients recommend them to friends and colleagues for boat insurance.
10%** discount for RNLI Offshore members on most boats
Features and benefits include:
• discounts** on most policies for RNLI Offshore and RYA members
• discounts** for RYA qualifications
• immediate cover with policies underwritten by major UK insurers
• £3M third party cover
• up to 25% no claims bonus
• 7-day claims helpline
• legal protection option
• personal attention to detail at all times
• fast and efficient claims service
To find out more and for a free no-obligation quotation, visit bishopskinner.com or call 0800 783 8057.
Going on your hols?
RNLI Offshore members can now also enjoy travel insurance designed with sailors in mind. Get a free no-obligation quote here.
About Bishop Skinner Marine
As a boat insurance specialist, Bishop Skinner has been providing clients with expert advice and innovative insurance solutions for over 40 years. Its dedicated team know the risks associated with this diverse and sometimes complex sector.
*Client satisfaction survey May 2012. 754 of 775 total responses
** See terms and conditions here
Cottages4you and Hoseasons Holidays
If so, cottages4you and Hoseasons Holidays are offering RNLI supporters a 5% discount on stays in their holiday homes around the UK, Republic of Ireland, France and Italy, as well as at their holiday parks and on activity breaks.
What’s more, for every booking made by a supporter, cottages4you will pay at least 5% in support of the RNLI.
So whatever you are looking for, cottages4you and Hoseasons have thousands of quality holiday options for you to choose from.
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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been a corporate supporter of the RNLI for over 40 years. An RNLI volunteer, Howard Bell (and his wife, Poppy) started fundraising onboard the cruise ships in the 1960s and the relationship has grown since then.
Through the wonderful and continued support of the Fred. Olsen passengers and crews, they have have funded several inshore lifeboats. The last B-774 Braemar, which went on service in 2001, bought three mobile training units, kitted out three seminar rooms at RNLI College and raised the funds for the development of the Atlantic 85 DODO (drive-on-drive-off) trolleys, in addition to funding three trolleys at Mudeford, Cullercoats and Criccieth.
In 2009, a further £91,000 was raised, helping them reach their latest target of £150,000 to fund the new Atlantic 85 lifeboat for Kyle of Lochalsh, which went on service in 2011.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines pride themselves on providing a very personal service on their four distinctive vessels: Braemar, Black Watch, Boudicca and Balmoral. So just remember, you can enjoy a relaxing cruise and help fundraise for the RNLI at the same time.
Rachael Jackson, Public Relations Manager for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, comments: 'Fundraising for the RNLI has become an institution on all our ships, and it is very rewarding to know that the generosity of our passengers and crew has achieved so much this year.'
For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit fredolsencruises.com.