Early Christmas card shopping at Scarborough RNLI following a mystery donation

Lifeboats News Release

We might be almost having some kind of a summer at the moment (Monday 13 June) but don’t forget that Christmas is only 194 days away!

With this in mind, a new Scarborough RNLI Christmas card has hit the shelves at the temporary lifeboat shop on West Pier. It portrays the all-weather lifeboat emerging from the old lifeboat house in the snow, with a Christmas tree at the top of the ramp (this is artistic licence).

The artwork was donated by a mystery artist who is clearly very talented and the RNLI is very grateful. The charity would like to know who the artist is. If anyone knows, please contact Scarborough RNLI so that they can thank the artist properly.

The card costs £3.95 for a pack of 10.

Shop manager Mike Turner, one of 10 Scarborough RNLI personnel who attended the Queen’s birthday bash in the Mall at the weekend, said: ‘Don’t rush to buy the cards as the last pack was sold to Scarborough RNLI press officer Dave Barry! Stocks will be replenished this week though.’

RNLI Photo caption
RNLI shop manager Mike Turner is pictured holding the card. Credit: Dave Barry.

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For further details, ring Scarborough RNLI press officer Dave Barry on 07890 322992.

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