The Lifeboats of the R.N.L.I.
Howe & Spender Solicitors are proud to announce that the charity we support is the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), the charity that saves lives at sea. They provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service and a seasonal lifeguard service.
As a Firm, we have a very close connection with the RNLI Station at Aberavon Beach, Port Talbot. Port Talbot’s former D-class RNLI lifeboat was named Nigel Martin Spender during a dedication ceremony in 2009. The lifeboat was named in memory of the popular and well-respected Port Talbot RNLI volunteer, who sadly passed away in 1999 at the age of 33.
Family and friends spearheaded a major fundraising drive to purchase the lifeboat and ensure Nigel’s legacy lived on saving lives at sea. During his 14 years as an RNLI volunteer at Port Talbot, Nigel was involved in 32 rescues, saving 14 lives.
It costs around £410,000 a day to run the RNLI, all of which is generously donated by the public. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, their lifeboats, and since 2001, their lifeguards, have saved more than 140,000 lives.
Please help us to support RNLI and the courageous work they do. We know first-hand that their work does make a difference. If you would like to find out more about RNLI or make a donation, then please visit www.rnli.org.