Fleetwood RNLI receive donation from residential home

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer lifeboat crew members from Fleetwood RNLI visited Welbeck House, a Regenda Homes independent living scheme in Fleetwood, to say thank you for a fantastic donation of £270.

The photograph shows residents from Welbeck House, with Fleetwood volunteer lifeboat crew members Tony Cowell, Angie Sanderson and Jonathon Davies.

RNLI/Kenneth Harcombe

Members of Fleetwood RNLI with residents of Welbeck House

The residents raised the money through a charity auction, organised by themselves with help from Scheme Manager, Kath Beeston, who is based at Welbeck House.

Each year, the residents hold a charity auction and choose the charity to benefit from the proceeds. This year, the residents wanted their local lifeboat station to benefit.

Kath Beeston, Scheme Manager at Welbeck House said ‘It was a unanimous choice to donate to Fleetwood lifeboat. The local community have a lot of respect for the volunteer lifeboat crew and our residents wanted to show their support’.

Tony Cowell, 2nd Coxswain at Fleetwood RNLI said ‘It’s always very touching to receive donations like this. It means such a lot to us, knowing we have such strong local support.’

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For more information please contact Ken Harcombe, Fleetwood RNLI Volunteer Press Officer, on 07970 197195 / ken_harcombe@rnli.org.uk Alison Levett, RNLI Public Relations Manager, North, on 07786 668912/ alison_levett@rnli.org.uk. Or, Clare Hopps, RNLI Public Relations Officer North, on 07824 518641/ clare_hopps@rnli.org.uk

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