Local archers present cheque to Ramsgate RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Representatives from Ramsgate lifeboat station were recently invited to attend an East Kent archery event to receive a donation of £320.

Cheque presentation

RNLI/Malcolm Rendle

Cheque presentation to Ramsgate RNLI's Eric Burton (centre)
Members of Canterbury, Folkestone and Thanet Archery Clubs were meeting in the grounds of Saltwood Castle near Hythe on Sunday 9 April and the money donated came from funds raised at their various events. The three clubs involved meet regularly and each year a different club chooses the charity to which to donate. On receiving the cheque Ramsgate RNLI management committee chairman Eric Burton thanked the archery club members for their support.

After receiving the cheque the RNLI visitors spent an interesting hour with the club members learning about long bow archery.

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Archery club members in action

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Archery club members in action at Saltwood Castle

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