Fleetwood RNLI presented with huge donation
The members of Cleveley’s Working Men’s Club certainly pulled out all the stops in raising £4,200 for their local RNLI station in Fleetwood.
At a glittering evening, with local talent entertaining the volunteer lifeboat crew and the Club’s members, Roy Gaskell, the Vice President and Treasurer Mark Speight, presented the donation to Fleetwood lifeboat Coxswain, Tony Cowell.
Tony Cowell said; ‘This is an amazing amount to raise for the lifeboat station in Fleetwood. Special thanks go to Avis Coburn, who helped co-ordinate the fund raising and the generosity of the members at Cleveleys Working Men’s Club. Local support like this is really appreciated and helps the volunteers at the lifeboat station, save lives at sea.’
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.