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09/06/2011 | Webreality

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RNLI Jersey press release about new website

Issued today by RNLI Jersey:

It is with great delight that both RNLI Jersey lifeboat stations announce the launch of our new joint web site at www.rnlijersey.org.je

This new site, which is live now, replaces both the old St. Helier and St. Catherine lifeboat station websites and includes information from the RNLI Lifeguards to become the new “go to” location for all members of the media and public interested in the work of the RNLI in Jersey.

With expanded content compared to the sites it replaces, the new site provides a wealth of information and links to other sites with help for mariners and those who enjoy the seas around our shores. The site includes launch reports, contact and safety information, information about the lifeguards, lifeboats and stations in Jersey and how to visit or find out more about them, the education programme run by the RNLI in Jersey as well as details of the local Ladies Guild and how to get involved.

As before, this new site is maintained by local crew members and volunteers and is a local addition to the official RNLI website at www.rnli.org.uk

The new site was made entirely possible by the very generous donation of time, development and hosting skills by local Web development company Webreality (www.webreality.co.uk) who created the site and all the hosting as a gesture of support for the RNLI.

Matthew Robins, 
Chief Executive at Webreality, said:
“The RNLI lifeboats in Jersey are part of the fabric of local life. Their history of selfless service to the island is extraordinary. When the opportunity came up to help them with their website, we wanted to say our own “thank you” and we decided to make it one of our two fully sponsored projects for this year. We’re immensely proud to support the lifeboats and we hope that the new website helps them promote the cause of safety at sea.”

Tom Mansell
,
 Divisional Training Inspector for the RNLI, said:
“The new site is a major step forward in bringing the work of the RNLI and the volunteer crews in Jersey to the fore and shows the teamwork and close co-operation that are hallmarks of the way the RNLI operates. I would like to thank both Webreality and the local volunteers on behalf of the RNLI for creating such a useful resource which, I am sure, many will find of great use in the years to come.”

Roy Bullen
, Chairman of the Jersey Lifeboat Management Committee, said:
“We are very grateful to Webreality for all their hard work on our behalf to make this new site possible. As more of the interest in the RNLI and the work that we do moves to the Internet, having a solid and reliable website is of huge importance and this new site will provide the platform that we need going forward.”

Helier de Veulle
, crew member and press officer for St. Catherine’s lifeboat station and one of the key architects behind the new site, said:
“Although our previous station website has served us well for many years, the new site is a great improvement in ease of use and content and the help from Webreality in bringing it to life has been amazing. Whilst the content on the new site will continue to grow, by bringing together the web presence of both Jersey lifeboat stations and the RNLI Lifeguards we can now provide, for the first time,  a one-stop-shop for everyone interested in Jersey lifeboats and sea safety.”

As always, if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact either of us:

Helier de Veulle
Volunteer Press Officer, RNLI St. Catherine
07797 847 926

Jonathan Lee
Volunteer Press Officer, RNLI St. Helier
07829 865 500

Notes to Editors
The new site was developed free of charge by Webreality as part of their corporate social responsibility programme.