22 February 2021
Two local Hull companies (Eon Visual Media & Springfield Solutions), have come together to provide Humber Rescue with 14 new Gecko Headwear helmets, costing a total of £3,850.
Over the past year Humber Rescue’s fundraising has almost dried up due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and therefore, heavily relied on donations from companies and the public to keep them operating. Any large outlay for equipment is felt financially by the charity, especially having replaced their lifeboat last November costing a total of £120,000.
David Roberts (Chairman & Trustee of Humber Rescue) said “We are very grateful for companies such as Springfield Solutions & Eon Visual Media, without their support and their beliefs in Humber Rescue, and the values we stand for, there would be no launches, no lives saved, and without them we just wouldn’t be able to survive.”
With Humber Rescue’s current helmet’s coming to the end of their life, and new ones costing £275 each, meant another hefty cost for the charity. However, Eon Visual Media and Springfield Solutions pulled together and came to the aid of Humber Rescue, by donating the much needed 14 helmets for the lifeboat charity, meaning their volunteer crew members can continue to operate and save lives on the Humber Estuary.
Steve Forster (Director of Springfield Solutions & Eon Visual Media) said “We at Springfield and Eon see this as a tremendous volunteered service that helps to keep our Estuary safe in many ways. We are proud to provide assistance to allow this valuable service to operate. I know from experience the crew get many call outs at all hours of the day and in very challenging conditions. The crew need to respond quickly and effectively, so having the best equipment is vital when they are answering their emergency call outs. Springfield and Eon had no hesitation in helping Humber Rescue in getting their latest up to date safety helmets.”
Springfield Solutions and Eon Visual Media have close connections with Humber Rescue. Yusef, one of their part-time employees, and on top of finishing his degree at University of Hull, in his spare time is a crew member for Humber Rescue.
Why Gecko Helmets
Gecko Head Gear first developed the open face marine safety helmet for lifeboats to fill a gap in the market for a lightweight, high-performance helmet that is suitable for use in marine environments. For twenty years lifeboats have continued to use this helmet and have helped to refine the design. Today, the Gecko open face helmet is used by numerous organisations worldwide including the Royal Air Force, Police and MOD. It meets BSI marine safety helmet standard PAS 028:2002.
About Humber Rescue
Humber Rescue was founded in 1990 and is one of the busiest independent lifeboat charities in the country. Being independent means Humber Rescue isn’t part of the RNLI. All fundraising is done by Humber Rescue’s dedicated volunteers & donations. Humber Rescue provides fast response lifeboats on the Humber estuary 24/7 covering over 210 square miles, including the River Trent, Ouse, Hull and Humber along with its tributaries.
Humber Rescue media contact: Sam Willis - 07826558541
About Eon Visual Media
Eon Visual Media are a Hull based company in the inspiration business. Offering services from app development, animation, design, video and website building & design.
About Springfield Solutions
One of the UK's leading brand management, digital print and interactive media providers for global PLC's, SME's and everyone in between. Based in Hull.
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