Local family donates to Looe Lifeboat Station
A local family presented a cheque donation to Looe Lifeboat Station for £325.
The money was donated from Margaret Rawbone’s funeral.
Her son Glyn Rawbone said: ‘We chose to donate her money to the RNLI because we use Looe Harbour frequently. We do a lot of fishing from there and have had a lot of boats there. We’ve never had to use RNLI services but it’s nice to know that they’re there because you never know if you’re going to need to them.’
Glyn added: ‘We chose Looe specifically because of our connections there. We know a lot of the local people, and my Dad moved to Polperro a year before my mum died.'
David Haines, Looe RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: ‘We are grateful for any donations and we thank them for this generous contribution. The RNLI relies on support to train and equip our volunteer lifeboat crews.’
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.