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Old 14 June 2010, 12:46   #1
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RNLI Charity- anyone involved?

I have been trying to obtain charity collection tins for the RNLI as I wish to collect from clients after charters and have also done the same for Help the Heroes. I called both charities main telephone numbers and Help for Heroes immediately talked me through how to collect for them and sent through two collection tins and re-seals with banking details which are on the boats

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The RNLI however asked me to call my local SE East number which I did and I spoke to someone I thought was helpful and they would get their local agent to call me. Nothing has been heard since. I have started Help for Heroes but now have e mailed RNLI HQ asking for an update and why the delay when I was happy to start collecting.
Has anyone else found this with the RNLI or have I been unlucky, I feel I want to offer support due to my charter side but if they dont want my help I can go elsewhere, Cancer charities etc. Any ideas?
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Old 14 June 2010, 12:59   #2
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I have been trying to obtain charity collection tins for the RNLI as I wish to collect from clients after charters and have also done the same for Help the Heroes. I called both charities main telephone numbers and Help for Heroes immediately talked me through how to collect for them and sent through two collection tins and re-seals with banking details which are on the boats

BUT

The RNLI however asked me to call my local SE East number which I did and I spoke to someone I thought was helpful and they would get their local agent to call me. Nothing has been heard since. I have started Help for Heroes but now have e mailed RNLI HQ asking for an update and why the delay when I was happy to start collecting.
Has anyone else found this with the RNLI or have I been unlucky, I feel I want to offer support due to my charter side but if they dont want my help I can go elsewhere, Cancer charities etc. Any ideas?
How about the Independents RYDE ,Solent , Sandown and Shanklin, Gaffirs , Freshwater they all need help as well.
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Old 14 June 2010, 13:00   #3
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How about the Independents RYDE ,Solent , Sandown and Shanklin, Gaffirs , Freshwater they all need help as well.
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Great idea Tim. do they have a similar set up for collections?
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Sure if you contacted them all you could have a collection tin where you divide it up among them all, or nominate one and ask them for a collection tin .
You could change it year on year .
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Try your local or nearest rnli branch or station branch ,they will have a nominated box secetary that should be able to give you one ,and empty it for you every few months or whenever you feel its getting full and they will give you a recipt for the money raised .
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01825 761466 give that number a call, and ask to speak with the person who deals with fundraising...
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I'll second Tim's suggestion. The money you raise will mean so much more to GAFIRS than it would to the RNLI.
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FAO Ian

Hi Ian

My name's Becky and I work for the RNLI. I'm really sorry to hear you've had such difficulty in getting hold of collection tins and may I say thanks so much for thinking of us.

I've just had a chat to our regional fundraising office in your area; if you could send me your contact details, one of them will call you straight away and arrange for your local branch to deliver some collection tins as soon as possible.

Please accept my apologies for this delay and lack of communication. I hope to hear from you.

Very best wishes,
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Ello Ian,

I wholeheartedly agree with Tim and the rest, give it to the indies, trust me, 100% of the donation given goes directly into the front line operation of the service.

I should know, have served for one of them for near on 10 years.

Do a different one each year!

Clockwise;
Hamble Lifeboat,
GAFIRS,
Ryde Rescue,
Portsea Rescue,
Sandown and Shanklin Inshore Lifeboat,
Freshwater Lifeboat,
Solent Rescue,
Stanswood Rescue.
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Hi Ian

My name's Becky and I work for the RNLI. I'm really sorry to hear you've had such difficulty in getting hold of collection tins and may I say thanks so much for thinking of us.

I've just had a chat to our regional fundraising office in your area; if you could send me your contact details, one of them will call you straight away and arrange for your local branch to deliver some collection tins as soon as possible.

Please accept my apologies for this delay and lack of communication. I hope to hear from you.

Very best wishes,
Becky (RNLI HQ)
Becky, thank you for the offer of help, I have to say and do not like doing so, that the RNLI responses have been appalling. I have phoned two offices even e mailed the HQ and asked for an update, I received a notice stating the e mail was received and as yet nothing.

I am a small boat operator and a true friend to the RNLI and do collect and spend towards the service. My requests were easy to deal with yet the processes have failed and as such I am very likely to now collect for the independent lifeboats as well as Help for Heroes.

The processes you have in place have failed and these are areas that should be resolved as I have lost confidence in the adminstration NOT the crews and equipment.
Sorry but being frank sometimes might actually resolve the issues.

I relation to your offer for help I will await to see how long it actually takes to resolve.

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