VOLUNTEERS from the RNLI’s fundraising branch in Farnham are looking for new volunteers to join their team and are inviting people to their next recruitment evening on April 7.

The RNLI in Farnham is calling for people from all walks of life to help with collections, assist with events and support their various fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

Nigel Cuthbert, RNLI volunteer branch chairman, is keen to stress that fundraising volunteers are so important to keeping the 24-hour search and rescue service operational around the coast and on the Thames.

He explained: “Here in Farnham we have lots of opportunities to raise funds and awareness for the RNLI, but need more volunteers to help us. It’s a great way to get out in the community, meet new people and have some fun”.

People interested in volunteering for the RNLI are invited to call in to the Farnham Conservative Club in Ivy Lane on Friday, April 7, anytime between 7:30pm and 9:30pm. It’s an informal opportunity to chat with the team, find out what they do and see how you could get involved.

Kevin Maynard, RNLI station manager from Tower Lifeboat Station on the Thames; the RNLI’s busiest lifeboat station, will be on hand to discuss his lifesaving work and answer any questions from potential volunteers.

For those can’t make the recruitment evening, but still want to get involved, contact Nigel on [email protected] for more information.

To find out more about volunteering for the RNLI, visit www.rnli.org/support-us/become-a-volunteer.