Rye Harbour RNLI lifeboat station receives generous donation of £4,000
On Sunday morning 8 October, 2017, while the Rye Harbour RNLI lifeboat station’s crew were carrying out training and maintenance duties, the Lifeboat Operations Manager, Tony Edwards, was pleasantly surprised when he received a visit from Mr and Mrs White and their grandson Oliver.
A very generous cheque for £4000 was donated in memory of Oliver’s Great Great Aunt Ms Jane White.
Oliver, from Faversham, was given a guided tour of the station before presenting the cheque while alongside Hello Herbie II, Rye Harbour's new inshore Atlantic 85 lifeboat.
Rye Harbour lifeboat station would like to thank the many people and organisations who have kindly raised monies to pay for the new lifeboat. Thanks also to our fund raising team and volunteer.
The final fund raising event will be an illustrated talk about the Mary Stanford disaster, the worst in the history of the RNLI, where the Rye Harbour crew of 17 all lost their lives. This will be held on Friday 20 October at 6pm in Rye Harbour Church of the Holy Spirit. Tickets £20 (including wine and canapes) are available from Claire Stephenson on 01797 222032 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.