I had the pleasure of spending several days at St Helens recently and was escorted acrosss the St Helens barway twice by the St Helens Marine Rescue Association’s rescue vessel Break O’Day. In conversation with the Association’s (Ian Hollingsworth) I gleaned that the Association is entirely self-funded. Considering the expense of operating two rescue vessels and the base station (telephones, internet, radios, computers), this is no small achievement.
I’ve been thinking about ways to help them raise funds and an opportunity presented itself when Ian told me that they don’t have their own website. I’ve now developed a new website for the Association as an in-kind contribution to their ongoing activities. I’m working with Ian to ensure they get a PayPal account set up so we can add a “Donate” button to their website.