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Congratulations and thanks from Ramsgate RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

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 john.g.ray@talk21.com
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207426, 07785 296252  tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 3367

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