Jersey Irish Society donate to RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A very pleasant event took place on Saturday morning, 16 April, when Mrs Pamela O'Neill and Mrs Martina Wintour attended St. Helier lifeboat station to hand over a cheque for £1500 as a donation to the RNLI from the Jersey Irish Society.

The cheque was received on behalf of the RNLI by Mrs Pam Butler, Chairwoman of the RNLI Ladies Guild, and Mrs Monique Tait and Mrs Cheryl Hibbs, both long time fundraisers in the Ladies Guild.

Mr James Gales, Lifeboat Operations Manager for St. Helier lifeboat station, was also in attendance and after a tour of the station museum, the ladies, suitably attired in borrowed traditional RNLI yellow oilskin jackets, went on-board the all-weather lifeboat George Sullivan to see for themselves how the RNLI puts donations to good use.

James Gales said: "As a volunteer charitable organisation, it is thanks to the kind generosity of our supporters such as the Jersey Irish Society, that we are able to carry out our mission of saving lives at sea and we would like to thank the Society's members most sincerely for this contribution".
Notes to editors

Attached is a photo from the presentation. L-R Mrs Martina Wintour (Jersey Irish Society), Mrs Monique Tait (RNLI Ladies Guild), Mrs Cheryl Hibbs (RNLI Ladies Guild), Mrs Pam Butler (RNLI Ladies Guild), Mrs Pamela O'Neill (Jersey Irish Society). Credit RNLI Jersey

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