Southport Lifeboats is run by the Southport Offshore Rescue Trust, and provides rescue services around the Sefton coastline and rely entirely on donations and fundraising.
Its crew of volunteers has helped in the safe return of hundreds of people with 10 of the crew members having received the Queen’s Commendation medals.
The money was raised from West Lancashire Crematorium’s metal recycling scheme.
With the consent of families, metals recovered during cremation are recycled and any money raised is used to support charities and other worthy causes in the communities surrounding every crematorium and cemetery which are part of Westerleigh Group.
Laura Linnane, site manager at West Lancashire Crematorium, said: “We wanted to donate to the lifeboats as they are purely volunteers and provide an incredible service, helping to rescue over 400 casualties both human and animal, since they were formed.
“Our donation will enable them to purchase such things as lifesaving equipment and go towards the new lifeboat station which became operational on New Year’s Day.”
She added: “We were delighted to be able to attend and were shown around by Paul and Tony from the Lifeboat Station, seeing the work they do and the equipment they need really shows where the donation is going.”