18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The RNLI is concerned that misunderstandings over the roles of the charity and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency will adversely affect its ‘SOS Day’ national fundraising day this coming Friday.There have been several instances where the respective roles of the RNLI and HM Coastguard have been confused by the media. Fundraising and communications director David Brann said: “Our volunteers have spent months preparing for this event, but if the public think we are part of the coastguard and part of any strike action, they will not support our fundraising. That’s why it is so important to use that our position is made clear and the selfless lifesaving actions of our lifeboat volunteers, such as in saving eight crew from the sinking Ice Prince are accurately reported.”HM Coastguard has a statutory responsibility to initiate and co-ordinate search and rescue around the coastline of the UK. It has promised the RNLI that it will put in place contingency plans to ensure the communications chain to RNLI crews is safeguarded.SOS day will see individuals, schools, offices and others take part in fundraising activities around the country.www.rnli.org.uk Tagged with: Events Howard Lake | 21 January 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis RNLI anticipates role confusion over Coastguard strike About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.