Fleetwood RNLI to attend memorial service for Hambleton supporter

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 12 March, at 10:30am, there will be a memorial service for RNLI supporter, the late Madge Parkinson. The service, which will be held at The Blessed Mary Virgin, on Church Lane in Hambleton, will be attended by Coxswain Gary Randles, from Fleetwood RNLI.

Madge, who was 99 years old when she passed away, lived with her two brothers in Hambleton. In her will, she bequeathed £88,000 to the volunteers of the Fleetwood lifeboat team.

Gary Randles said:‘This is an absolutely magnificent donation to the Fleetwood lifeboat crew. All bequests and donations, big or small, are important to the RNLI and help keep the station and crew fully prepared for saving lives at sea. But this is a fantastic gesture from Madge. We are all very grateful.’

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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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