Fleetwood RNLI receive donation from yacht club
Coxswain of Fleetwood lifeboat, Gary Randles, received a fantastic donation of £500 from Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club, last Saturday evening (29 October).
The donation was presented by Commodore John Spence, at the annual Commodores Evening and
RNLI Fundraiser. The members of the yacht club raised the funds from proceeds of an auction and raffle.
Coxswain Gary was also on hand to judge the best pumpkin, hand carved by the yacht club members.
Gary said: ‘This is a fantastic contribution by the yacht club, who support the RNLI every year. We are very grateful for their generosity. It was also the first time I’d judged a pumpkin competition before and I didn’t realise how difficult it would be.'
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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 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.