RNLI Douglas receive donation from 9 year old supporter
David Livsey, aged 9 from Onchan, presented a cheque for £550 this morning (29 January) to Alan Skates, RNLI Douglas Deputy Launch Authority.
The decision as to which local charity should benefit is determined by family discussion and this year David suggested Douglas lifeboat visiting the station this morning with Mother, Barbara, and Grandfather, John, to present the cheque.
David and his family's efforts are very much appreciated not only by the volunteers at Douglas lifeboat station but also by the RNLI which as a charity depends very much on donations such as this to maintain its life saving service around the coasts of the British Isles and the Republic of Ireland.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with the RNLI as lifeboat crew, shore helper, or fundraiser should contact their nearest lifeboat station.
Notes to editors
Caption for attached photo(1): "RNLI Douglas Deputy Launch Authority, Alan Skates, receives a cheque from David Livsey" Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland
Caption for attached photo(2): "Christmas light display outside the family home in Eskdale Road, Onchan" Credit: RNLI/Barbara Livsey
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