RNLI Gala Concert

Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 7:30pm


The RNLI - the charity that saves lives at sea - needs your support to train and equip our volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards.

The Vivace Chorus, conducted by Jeremy Backhouse, is proud to support this great national charity again this year.

Also performing are the Fortuna Wind Trio, North Sea String Quartet, a Wind & String Ensemble and RGS Big Band.

A Message from RNLI

Our promise to you: To use every penny you give us to save lives at sea safely, effectively and as cost-efficiently as possible.

Our volunteer crews are on call 24/7 and 4 of 10 rescues are carried out in darkness. The service receives no UK government
funding and less than 2% of the RNLI's total alongside income comes from government sources.

The RNLI also saves lives by promoting safety among different sea users, from fishermen and leisure boat users to school children and surfers.

The Guildford Branch of the RNLI Needs More Volunteers.

Recruitment is the priority throughout the SW Surrey Group of branches as without the resources none of the branches can increase the amount of money they raise for the RNLI. We will be running a campaign in Surrey with the RNLI in the autumn and then there will be a National campaign in the spring.

On average 40% of adults volunteer formally once a year and 25% of adults volunteer once a month. The number of people volunteering formally once a month has fallen from 29% in 2005 to 25% in 2009. The increasing busyness of people’s lives and the increasing opportunities to do other things is likely to be an increasing barrier to volunteering.

Within this long term commitment to organisations is falling as people’s participation becomes more fluid. With this demand for short term volunteering opportunities are increasing.

What we are looking for are firstly:

  1. Collectors
  2. People to help at Events


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