Camborne Angling Association Fishing Competition helps Falmouth RNLI Appeal
A cheque for £1,400 was recently presented to Paul Wickes MBE, Deputy Chair of the Falmouth RNLI Appeal Committee, by Camborne Angling Association at their headquarters at the Holman Sports Club in Camborne.
The Association is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and as the anglers feel strongly about the importance of the RNLI, they wanted to do something special and collect money to support the charity, particularly as a number of them have been grateful to receive help from RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews in the past years.
The money donated by the Association was raised from the proceeds of their Anniversary Open Shore Fishing Competition held on 15 and 16 October.
Paul Wickes MBE said: ‘I would like to thank the Camborne Angling Association members for raising this incredible sum of £1,400 in their very special 70th anniversary celebration year for the Falmouth RNLI Appeal. I know from experience with the Appeal that £1,400 is a very significant amount to raise through one event and appreciate all the planning and voluntary time that went into ensuring the event was such an amazing success. This major contribution to the Falmouth RNLI Appeal now puts the total raised at over £90,000 so we are getting very close to our Appeal target thanks to the generosity of the Anglers.’
Notes to editors
- The photo shows Paul Wickes MBE, Deputy Chair of the Falmouth RNLI Appeal Committee (centre in suit and tie) with members of Camborne Angling Association.
- The Falmouth RNLI Appeal was launched in March this year with the aim of raising £100,000 towards the cost of alterations and improvements needed at the lifeboat station ahead of the arrival of their new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.