Congratulations and thanks from Ramsgate RNLI
The Ramsgate lifeboat station community wish to congratulate two of their crew members, Jason Crome and Sam Jenkins, for their recent attainments and thank their local Marks and Spencers store for their considerable support.
Jason, who owns a Ramsgate seafront restaurant/bar and was enrolled as a crew member in November 2013, was recently ‘passed out’ as an inshore lifeboat helmsman.
Sam, who works for the RNLI as a service technician based at their Ramsgate depot and was enrolled as a crew member in June 2012, was ‘passed out’ as mechanic for the station’s Trent class lifeboat.
All at Ramsgate RNLI would also like to thank the management and staff at the nearby Marks and Spencers store at Westwood Cross shopping centre for selecting the station as its charity for the year.
As well as staff raising money for the RNLI this will also enable the branch fundraisers to spend two days each month collecting within the store - the first such event raising over £500.
RNLI media contacts
• John Ray, Volunteer RNLI Press Officer, Ramsgate on 07759 480825 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207426, 07785 296252 email@example.com
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 3367
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.