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SGN Community Action supports Ramsgate RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Ramsgate RNLI’s thanks go to the six members of staff from SGN who spent Friday 23 June at the lifeboat station completing voluntary work for the charity.

Team from SGN ready to spend day helping Ramsgate RNLI

RNLI/John Ray

Team from SGN ready to spend day helping Ramsgate RNLI

The work, under the direction of Ramsgate lifeboat coxswain Ian Cannon, took place as part of the company’s Community Action Programme which encourages all employees to spend one working day each year carrying out voluntary work for a chosen charity. The volunteers (Stef Dalton, Jeff Birchall, Dave Lewis, Karen Goldsmith, Paul Hewitt), pictured aboard Ramsgate RNLI’s all weather Trent class lifeboat Esme Anderson, included Mark Bray (3rd. left) who is a Ramsgate lifeboat crew member.

In addition to this activity day SGN also presented Ramsgate RNLI with a cheque for £500 from its charitable Into Action fund to match fund the hours put in by Mark whilst carrying out his regular duties as a volunteer lifeboat crew member.

All at Ramsgate lifeboat station are very grateful for the support given by SGN.

RNLI media contacts

  • John Ray, Volunteer RNLI Press Officer, Ramsgate on 07759 480825
  • Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207426, 07785 296252
  • Paul Dunt, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207416, 07786 668825
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