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Don't know if this will work or if anybody agrees, but I created this petition for us Anglers to poll the Government into Getting National Lottery Funding to Support the RNLI.
http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/RNLI-Funding/
Im not so sure they want it.They have been offered goverment funding before and refused it as they dont want any interference in there day to day running.Can you imgaine the Goverment being involved?...The first thing would be to close down stations as they would say they could be covered from other places....''Mayday Mayday''...Sorry we are busy this week,can you make an apponitment as we have a staff training day?.....Or you will have to fill this form in first and we will look at it and get back to you.Then it will be ''We can come out but the charge will be ''x' for the first hour'......Probably best to leave it as it is.

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I read the other day something about the RNLI locally.The guy said that they actually prefer not to have the government involved as it means they can run things how they need to be run and not how a suit in Whitehall whos never seen the sea thinks it should be run.
 

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I read the other day something about the RNLI locally.The guy said that they actually prefer not to have the government involved as it means they can run things how they need to be run and not how a suit in Whitehall whos never seen the sea thinks it should be run.
Spot on, we are volunteers,with no government intervention and control, and hence the service can run pretty much how headquarters wishes it to. Obviously, all training is to a high standard and is competency based (similar to NVQ) so there is a high emphasis on health and safety which is about the closest we get to government regulations. Other than that, a literally independent charity. Although i fear that in future things may change and goverment will be more interested in the RNLI as a more "statutory" service. Well, there would be one helluva uproar about that:)
 

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Lottery Funding has got to be better than the Govt poking their oar in, & if they can put millions into restoring art galleries, & buying paintings that nobody looks at, surely the RNLI has to be a far better "Good Cause", than some daft tart screeching her tonsils sore, in some restored Opera House, with 6 people in the audience, & a £1 million Grant from the Lottery paying for the empty seats!:g:
 

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Lottery Funding has got to be better than the Govt poking their oar in, & if they can put millions into restoring art galleries, & buying paintings that nobody looks at, surely the RNLI has to be a far better "Good Cause", than some daft tart screeching her tonsils sore, in some restored Opera House, with 6 people in the audience, & a £1 million Grant from the Lottery paying for the empty seats!:g:

Your not wrong there mate:clap3:.Trouble is the people doling the money out have probably never needed help from the RNLI,but spend their weekends listening to the afore mentioned corpulant diva-seems to be a case of out of site out of mind sometimes.
 

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Lottery Funding has got to be better than the Govt poking their oar in, & if they can put millions into restoring art galleries, & buying paintings that nobody looks at, surely the RNLI has to be a far better "Good Cause", than some daft tart screeching her tonsils sore, in some restored Opera House, with 6 people in the audience, & a £1 million Grant from the Lottery paying for the empty seats!:g:
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I say if it aint broke don't fix it once large influxes of money come from accountable sources all sorts of strange things start to happen to organisations and before you know it the extra money is being spent on bureaucracy and red tape rather than the nuts and bolts for which it was intended and once you go down that route its virtually impossible to get out of again.
 

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Im not so sure they want it.They have been offered goverment funding before and refused it as they dont want any interference in there day to day running.Can you imgaine the Goverment being involved?...The first thing would be to close down stations as they would say they could be covered from other places....''Mayday Mayday''...Sorry we are busy this week,can you make an apponitment as we have a staff training day?.....Or you will have to fill this form in first and we will look at it and get back to you.Then it will be ''We can come out but the charge will be ''x' for the first hour'......Probably best to leave it as it is.

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I think the appeal of the RNLI to "Joe Public" is that the RNLI runs solely on voluntary contributions ,and the public give money because they really feel that they are making a difference and that the money is going to where it is really needed, I think that appeal would be lost if contributions came from other sources ie lottery funds.

Obviously if through lack of funds in the future, there was a danger that the RNLI could not provide the exceptional service that they provide today , then the source of funding would need to be re-evaluated.

Perhaps a better way of funding the RNLI rather than starting another petition, is for every WSF member on this forum pledging to sign up to the RNLI shore line member scheme.

http://https://www.rnlipdd.org.uk/membership

IMHO

Cheers Ian


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