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Dream Team donation to Fleetwood RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Members of the Cleveleys based Dream Team Singers, have presented a cheque for £400 to volunteers at Fleetwood RNLI.

RNLI/Ken Harcombe

The Dream Team Singers held over the cheque to Fleetwood RNLI

The money was raised at a recent concert they held at Springfield Methodist Church. The singing group were formed in 2009 and have been instrumental in raising thousands of pounds for various local and national charities and bring music, fun and laughter into the lives of many nursing homes and community events.

Shirley Eracleous, organiser of the Dream Team Singers said: ‘It was great to get involved and contribute to the annual RNLI ‘Mayday’ appeal and meet up with the lifeboat volunteers. We always get such a fantastic response from the local community at our events and they make it all worthwhile’.

Captain Peter Woodworth, Chairman at Fleetwood RNLI said: ‘This is a fantastic donation from the Dream Team. They’ve been a great support to the volunteers here and even accompanied our fund raisers on a recent tram trip to Blackpool RNLI, for the Welly Relay. We can’t thank them enough.’

RNLI Picture caption

The photograph shows some of the Dream Team Singers, with Peter Woodworth and Peter Atkinson, along with Ruth Thorpe and Lynda Woodhouse from Fleetwood RNLI. Credit: Ken Harcombe (RNLI Volunteer Press Officer).

RNLI Media contacts

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