RNLI to add 5,000 more names to new lifeboat

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Your loved one's name would be within the decal on the lifeboat at RNLI Wells. - Credit: RNLI

RNLI Wells is adding 5,000 more names to the Duke of Edinburgh lifeboat due to demand.

The Launch a Memory campaign has already added 10,000 names to the Shannon class lifeboat being built for the Wells-Next-The-Sea RNLI station.

Members of the public can commemorate a loved one by donating to the RNLI and submitting a name.

The original 10,000 names are featured within the lifeboat's number decal 'RNLI 13-46', displayed on the hull.

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The Shannon lifeboat being made for RNLI Wells - Credit: RNLI

The additional 5,000 names will be in a decal on the vessel's cabin.

The Shannon class lifeboat is the fastest all-weather boat in the RNLI fleet and was funded by The Lifeboat Fund and the Wells community.

There are three ways people can get the name of a loved one on the Launch a Memory lifeboat. Donations can be made online or by phone on 0300 300 99 90 (Monday to Friday 8am-6pm).

There is a suggested donation of £50 with space to commemorate up to 15,000 names on the lifeboat.