Orange is the new Wight

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, February 20, 2014

 

Orange is the new Wight

Sandown and Shanklin Inshore Lifeboat takes part in a display with the Coastguard helicopter in 2009. Picture by Robin Crossley.

AN ORANGE alert has been issued by three independent lifeboat crews.

Crews from Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat, Ryde Rescue and Freshwater Lifeboat will join forces for Go Orange this weekend, to raise awareness for independent lifeboat stations.

In Freshwater tomorrow (Friday), crews will be out rattling their collection tins in shops, pubs and clubs while shop staff will don bright Go Orange t-shirts.

The lifeboat and crew will be at the Co-op on Saturday, when they will also be bag packing, helping to raise even more money.

Meanwhile, crews will also be out and about in Ryde tomorrow, when a lifeboat will be on display at the Co-op during the day and at the King Lud in the evening.

The Co-op stores in Somerset Road and West Street will also Go Orange, as will staff at West Stores on St John’s Hill.

On Sunday an Orange Cafe will be set up at Ryde Rescue’s headquarters.

Tomorrow, Sandown and Shanklin Inshore Lifeboat crews will be collecting in Regent Street, Shanklin, where several shops and businesses will be supporting them.

On Saturday a 'Dance Yourself Dizzy’ over 30s disco with an orange twist will be held at Holliers Hotel, Shanklin, from 8.30pm. Tickets are available from Glyn Morgans News, Shanklin, and Ladies Realm, Sandown.

• If you are hosting an event as part of Go Orange this year, please let us know and we will try to include you in our coverage next week. Please e-mail editor@iwcp.co.uk by 5pm on Monday.

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by Keven Ball

21st February 2014, at 20:33:09

Oh quickly Mike - why don't you ask them. I am sure they will help with your enquiry?

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by Keven Ball

21st February 2014, at 20:32:23

Thanks for the reply Suzanna. I agree that supporting these services is a very good idea, glad you feel the same. I am off out now, I have a pint waiting for me. Enjoy your evening all!

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by Mike Crowe

21st February 2014, at 20:30:33

Keven (Chris) what percentage of the running costs and capital expenditure of the Independent Inshore Lifeboats is met by the RNLI?

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by Mike Crowe

21st February 2014, at 20:27:06

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What were we talking about here?

"""Mike is quite right to say that the message is still cloudy"""

Cloudy? It's a blooming pea souper!!

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by Keven Ball

21st February 2014, at 20:22:48

I am glad you think as well, that is a good start. Keep supporting everyone and enjoy the fundraising events, good luck!

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by Keven Ball

21st February 2014, at 20:21:28

Raising money to help others is very good but people need to give and the only way to maximise this is by letting others know what the money is for and how it can benefit the people of which the money is going towards... Again, what this service is doing is good and visiting local places is a great idea. I still feel a bit more information on this article would have helped...

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by Mike Crowe

21st February 2014, at 20:07:39

I think this just about proves without doubt the problem Perry.

:-((

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by Keven Ball

21st February 2014, at 19:50:49

Thanks for the thought Suzanna.

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by Keven Ball

21st February 2014, at 19:49:57

Right Mike... so if they had extra money/funding from the public or elsewhere they would not need to cut their service/staff back would they...? The point please?

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by Mike Crowe

21st February 2014, at 19:27:35

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"""extra cuts."""

Now Chris ask yourself, what do we mean by 'extra cuts.'?

MONEY??

:-(

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