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Ramsgate thank Sainsburys for their support

Lifeboats News Release

All connected with Ramsgate lifeboat station wish to thank the management and staff at the nearby Sainsburys, Westwood Cross, store for their considerable support during the past year.

Ramsgate crew members at Sainsburys cheque presentatio

RNLI/John Ray

Ramsgate crew members at Sainsburys cheque presentation

Since being chosen as the store’s ‘Charity of the Year’ in 2016, and thanks to the combined efforts of the store’s staff, Ramsgate RNLI crew members and the station’s fundraisers, a total of £6,227 has been raised. This amount included a total of £461.25 in RNLI souvenir sales during events and £879.78 raised at a recent Mayday event.

In a recent symbolic handover of a cheque the Sainsburys store’s PR Ambassador Becky Lane is pictured (front left) along with Jan Pearce and members of the Ramsgate crew. Jan, who both works at the store and is a member of Ramsgate Lifeboat Fundraisers, worked hard in organising the ‘in store’ collections during the past year.

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