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£4,000 cash boost for
Inshore Rescue service

    By Andrea Kirk  
       
    HORNSEA Inshore Rescue is on the crest of a wave thanks to a £4,000 boost from the government to help fund new equipment, boats and vehicles to continue their life-saving work. Hornsea Inshore Rescue, which has been running in East Yorkshire for nearly 25 years, has been awarded more than £4,000 as part of a Government scheme to support rescue charities across the United Kingdom and Local MP Graham Stuart has praised the life-saving volunteers at Hornsea Inshore Rescue and said he was delighted Hornsea Inshore Rescue had successfully bid for the money to help continue their life-saving work. Mr Stuart has been a longstanding supporter of the rescue volunteers, and earlier this year helped their efforts to establish a Coastal Communities Team in Hornsea, with funding and support from the Department for Communities and local government. “For almost 25 years, these dedicated volunteers have been saving countless lives off the coast of Hornsea,” he said. “Visitors and local residents are indebted to their determination and specialised skills, and I hope this substantial funding can go towards equipment to help them make our coastline even safer for everybody. “As well as being on hand to provide assistance to those in peril at any time, I know the volunteers also carry out educational sessions to promote safety in our seas and I am delighted the government has been able to provide this money towards their efforts.” Chair of Hornsea Inshore Rescue, Sue Hickson- Marsay said: “It’s super news and we are incredibly grateful, without these grants and the amazing support we get from the general public and the many organisations that support us we would not be able to continue with the vital work we do, which of course is saving lives.” The £4,000 of funding is part of £1 million awarded to water rescue charities for vital rescue equipment to help keep the UK’s rivers and seas safe. The money has been made available by the inshore and inland rescue boat grant fund and is the fourth round of funding under this five-year, £5 million scheme. Hornsea Inshore Rescue is also currently appealing for people to back their bid for a share of the Aviva Community Fund which offers you the chance to get funding for an important cause in your community. It can be reached via: https://community-fund.aviva. co.uk/voting/project/view/17-6380. Sue Hickson-Marsay added: “Please get friends and family to vote for us as this money is crucial to us as it costs around £40,000 a year to keep Hornsea Rescue operational.” Mr Stuart is also backing the fundraising efforts of the rescue team saying: “Of course, Hornsea Inshore Rescue still needs donations from the public and I would urge people to back these volunteers in any way they can, including supporting their JustGiving page and backing their bid for a share of the Aviva Community Fund.”  
         
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