York Rescue Boat has one of its busiest ever months – and it needs our help

12 Oct 2020 @ 8.02 am
| Charity

September has been one of the busiest months ever for the team that runs the York Rescue Boat.

The volunteers were called out 11 times by North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue to attend a range of incidents including concerns for a person’s safety, searching for missing people, and when a car went into the river by Skeldergate Bridge.

The car pulled from the River Ouse , York Rescue Boat was on the scene. Photograph: Darren Woodall

As a charity, they are having to look for new sources of funding as all of the usual events have been cancelled.

A statement on their social media says: “We know times are tough for everyone but if you are able to please consider making a donation.

“Alternately if you work for or know of a company that may be able to help with some of our costs or even give a home to one of our collection pots please get in touch at [email protected].”

What it costs to run York Rescue Boat

As a team costs around £15000 annually to keep them running.

In 2019 this included:

  • £2,399 – Fuel for the boat and rescue vehicles
  • £3,985 – Insurance
  • £3,802 – Storage
  • £2,973 – Boat and Vehicle maintenance
The rescue boat crew tell him to get out of the river