Marks and Spencers support Ramsgate RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

For the past year Ramsgate RNLI has been the chosen charity of the local branch of Marks and Spencers which has resulted in a total of £4626.20 being raised.

Ramsgate RNLI reps present certificate and plaque to Marks and Spencers, Westwood Cross management.

RNLI/Jan Pearce

Station representatives present plaque and certificate to some of the management team at Marks and Spencers Westwood Cross.

Yesterday Ramsgate lifeboat station’s representatives Jan Pearce, collections organiser, Ray Noble Lifeboat Operations Manager and Joan Jenkins, fundraiser (pictured extreme left and extreme right respectively) visited the store to thank the management and staff for their support and present them with a plaque and certificate.

The staff at the store, situated in the area’s popular ‘out of town’ shopping centre, Westwood Cross, raised some of the money and facilitated the station’s fundraisers to carry out a bucket collection for two days in each month.

The station's thanks go to all involved and especially Jan Pearce for all of her hard work in organising the collections.

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