At the West Lancashire Masonic Clay Pigeon Shooting Society (WLMCPSS) AGM, the members agreed to donate £1,050 to Merseyside Water Rescue. This is a Liverpool volunteer-based search and rescue charity, whose aim is; ‘to preserve life in and around water’.
John Bruffell from WLMCPSS said: “Merseyside Water Rescue operate their voluntary rescue boat around the South Liverpool Docks every Friday and Saturday night, where they provide pro-active water safety and drowning-prevention advice, as well as help to those in need. This is the only safety boat in the South Liverpool Docks (including The Albert Dock and Conference Centre area).”
Their aim is to be there in the vital few minutes between a person entering the water and the arrival of the emergency services, when the risk to life is greatest through cold water shock and drowning. They have attended on average 100 incidents per year since their formation in 2018; they have saved lives, rescued VIPs during the recent Eurovision Song Contest and featured on Emergency 999. Additionally, they have educated the community and hopefully prevented accidents and injuries to those enjoying this social gem of an area.”
He added: “This very generous donation will assist with the costs of purchasing smaller size masks for infants and children, oxygen cylinders/refills and the maintenance and training in the use of resuscitation equipment.”
Article written by John Bruffell and edited by John Topping (Publicity Officer).