Public urged to share life-saving RNLI stories with #SaveWave
THE RNLI are encouraging the public to share life-saving stories through social media.
The #SaveWave campaign aims to create 'waves' of awareness for dramatic rescue stories - with people sharing the experiences through Twitter and Facebook.
The public are being invited to sign up using their social media accounts.
RNLI mechanic at Swanage Lifeboat Station Dave Turnbull said: "This campaign is all about sharing our rescue stories with the public.
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"As a member of the crew at Swanage, I've got lots of stories about our volunteers putting themselves in harm's way to save lives at sea - just like our lifeguards will have countless stories of how they've kept people safe on our beaches.
"Through the #SafeWave campaign, we want members of the public to hear about the rescue stories that are taking place all the time by our lifeboat crews and lifeguards. We want to create a wave of exposure that will lead to more donations."
Those interested can sign up at www.savewave.rnli.org and choose which of their Twitter and Facebook accounts to be involved.
Two specially selected RNLI rescue stories will automatically be shared on people's Facebook or Twitter accounts each week.
Simon Crayford, RNLI lifeguard manager said: "This campaign is not about donating money - signing up to #SaveWave is completely free.
"It's all about sharing our stories with as many people as possible. Please sign up and donate posts and tweets to the RNLI, rather than pounds and pence on this occasion.
"By the end of the campaign we hope to have shared our rescue stories with over one million people. That's a big wave of awareness."
The campaign runs until Sunday 29th September.