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Hell of a shame what the RNLI has become over the last few years.

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11 hours ago, Rog said:

Hell of a shame what the RNLI has become over the last few years.

Go on then, I'll bite. What have they become?

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3 hours ago, Neil Down said:

Go on then, I'll bite. What have they become?

Politically correct, one of many examples here from the Telegraph --  Lifeboatmen sacked over pornographic mugs accuse RNLI of conducting a 'witch hunt'  but lots more examples in the press and Spending money donated by the public to support our lifeboats by spending it overseas on totally not lifeboat things such as Lifeboatmen sacked over pornographic mugs accuse RNLI of conducting a 'witch hunt' from The Times.  There's something gone terribly wrong with the RNLI.

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RNLI has always sent/spent money abroad. It covers Ireland, that’s been abroad for nearly 100 years. Much more goes to Ireland than the rest of abroad.

it'd be interesting to look at how RNLI fundraising and expenditure breaks down between U.K., IoM, Ireland.

Their international drowning prevention initiatives are less than 2% ad are specifically fundraised separately. General fundraising doesn’t go abroad, apart from Ireland. 

The overseas drowning prevention programme is funded by grants from Foreign and Commonwealth aid budget and even the IoM international development fund.

Rog, the other point you raise is common to many charities. They have to professionalise to survive. They are subject to the same equality provisions as any business. They can’t turn a blind eye and allow volunteers, both on local committees and operationally, to behave in a way that won’t put off women, LGBT+, ethinic, or religious minorities, joining and contributing.

Some existing volunteers just don’t like change.

 

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28 minutes ago, John Wright said:

RNLI has always sent/spent money abroad. It covers Ireland, that’s been abroad for nearly 100 years. Much more goes to Ireland than the rest of abroad.

it'd be interesting to look at how RNLI fundraising and expenditure breaks down between U.K., IoM, Ireland.

Their international drowning prevention initiatives are less than 2% ad are specifically fundraised separately. General fundraising doesn’t go abroad, apart from Ireland. 

The overseas drowning prevention programme is funded by grants from Foreign and Commonwealth aid budget and even the IoM international development fund.

Rog, the other point you raise is common to many charities. They have to professionalise to survive. They are subject to the same equality provisions as any business. They can’t turn a blind eye and allow volunteers, both on local committees and operationally, to behave in a way that won’t put off women, LGBT+, ethinic, or religious minorities, joining and contributing.

Some existing volunteers just don’t like change.

 

I read their excuses too. I also read between the lines at the attempt to justify the unjustifiable.  The fact remains that the RNLI should not be sending ANY cash overseas. 

 

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