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Donation to Fleetwood RNLI via scrap metal

Lifeboats News Release

Fleetwood scrap metal company, Foulds, based on Sidings Road, donated £1,186 to Fleetwood RNLI at the charity’s Christmas Ball.

Cheque presentation from Liam Barnes, of Foulds Metals to Captain David Eccles and Coxswain Gary Randles of Fleetwood RNLI

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Cheque presentation from Foulds Metals

Foulds Metals offered to collect donated scrap metal at their yard and convert it into cash for the volunteers at Fleetwood lifeboat. The charity scrap metal skip is placed at the entrance to the yard and there is a constant supply from generous members of the public, keen to clear out unwanted metal and happy to donate the proceeds to their local lifeboat station.

This is the second donation from Foulds via their charity skip. Liam Barnes, Manager at Foulds said ‘This is a great way for local people to donate to our lifeboat station. It’s been incredibly successful and we’re more than happy to continue our support for the RNLI volunteers.’

Captain David Eccles, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Fleetwood RNLI said ‘We’re so grateful to local companies like Foulds for their fantastic support. This is a brilliant idea by them.’

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