Barnet FC were visited by both the Stanmore and Friern Barnet branches of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution on Saturday, as representatives of the charity came to The Hive in order to collect on behalf of the RNLI.
The RNLI is a charity that saves lives at sea twenty four hours a day and covers up to one hundred miles of water surrounding the coast of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. They also provide a seasonal lifeguard service on beaches around England and Wales, as well as an inland flood rescue service around the United Kingdom.
The cost of the lifeboat service is more than £140m annually, and since the charity is not funded by HM Government it is completely reliant on voluntary donations. All funds that are raised go towards the running costs and provide vital training and equipment for the lifeboat crews that enable them to save lives throughout the year.
At The Hive on Saturday, thanks to the generous donations of both Barnet and Macclesfield fans, they collected an impressive £274.24 and have since sent their thanks to all supporters for their kind contributions, which amounted to their best collection to date.
We hope to continue our relationship with the RNLI and look forward to having them at The Hive again in the near future.
To find out more about the RNLI, or to make a contribution, simply click here.