Fleetwood RNLI tee off 2017 with donation from golf club

Lifeboats News Release

2017 started off well for the volunteers at Fleetwood RNLI when they received a cheque from Knott End Golf Club.

Fleetwood cheque presentation

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Fleetwood cheque presentation

The senior golfing members of the club, raised £125 at their Christmas dinner and second coxswain Tony Cowell and Helm Angie Sanderson, from Fleetwood lifeboat, took the short ferry crossing from Fleetwood to Knott End, to thank the golfers for their donation.

Tony Pitt, Senior Golf Captain and other senior members presented the cheque to the volunteers before disappearing to the first tee.

Tony Cowell, second coxswain at Fleetwood lifeboat said: ‘Local support like this, is so important to the lifeboat crew here in Fleetwood. We are so grateful that the golfers chose Fleetwood RNLI to benefit from their fundraising.’

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For more information please contact Ken Harcombe, Fleetwood RNLI Volunteer Press Officer, on 07970 197195 / ken_harcombe@rnli.org.uk or, 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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