Jan 22, 2014, 9:33 AM
A British philanthropist, Gerry Hands, has donated 25 sets of uniforms to members of Red Dolphin Lifeguard Association of The Gambia (RDLGA).
The uniforms (protective gears), presented to the association at a ceremony held on Thursday at the Palm Beach Hotel in Kotu, were meant to boost the morale of its members, who are mainly volunteers.
"This is a well-deserved show of appreciation for all the work they have been doing for many years as volunteers," said Gerry.
The UK-Gambia based philanthropist, who has worked with the team for many years teaching first aid and beach rescue, commended the volunteers for their humanitarian work.
For their part, members of the RDLGA thanked Madam Gerry for her benevolent gesture. They reaffirmed their commitment in rendering efficient rescue services to all in need.
The association says it aims to stem down incidence drowning at sea. "We are young and responsible Gambians willing to use 'lifeguard initiative' as our contribution to nation-building," they said.
Registered in The Gambia to save life at sea, the organisation relies heavily on donations and assistance such as the one from Gerry to sustain its operation.