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Calshot RNLI donate double cheques to local hospice

Lifeboats News Release

Community fundraiser visits station to receive donations

Picture of Angie

RNLI/Joanne Pearson

Calshot RNLI Lifeboat Station was visited on Sunday 26 February 2017 by Jill West, Community Fundraiser from Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington.

She was presented with two cheques for money which had been raised on behalf of Calshot crew member Michael Hayward's late wife Angie, who sadly passed away just before Christmas.

Michael and his family raised £120 for the local hospice and the crew of Calshot raised £301 at their Christmas party.

Jill West commented: 'It was a privilege to be invited along to the lifeboat station to meet the crew and have a great tour. It was very interesting to hear about the lifesaving work these brave volunteers do 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Thank you to everyone for the money raised for this donation.'

Michel Hayward, Calshot RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew member, said: 'Oakhaven Hospice were very caring with Angie in her last hours and we wanted to donate this money in thanks for everything they did for her.'

RNLI media contacts

  • RNLI Calshot Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officers Joanne Pearson 07780 457731, and Peter Lewis 07745 949684,
  • Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London /South East/East), 0207 6207426 / 07785/296252

Donation of cheque from Michael Hayward

RNLI/Joanne Pearson

Cheque donation
Donation of cheque from crew

RNLI/Joanne Pearson

Cheque donation

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