Golf club raises over £5000 for St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat
Members and supporters of the Tehidy Golf Club have raised a total of £5221.51 for the St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat.
The Captain and Lady Captain, David Rider and Shirley Beer nominated the St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat as the captain’s chosen charity this year and throughout the year's events a tremendous total has been raised.
The money was accumulated at several organised and private events at the Tehidy Golf Club, near Redruth, and a cheque was presented to Gerald Simmons, Chair of the St.Agnes RNLI, along with RNLI Lifeguard Supervisors Martin Ward and Brendon McCann at a social evening on 9 September 2017.
David found himself in a challenging situation at Gwithian a couple of years ago, when he needed the services of the RNLI lifeguards. He got into difficulty in the sea and was rescued by a lifeguard on a jetski. In recognition of his, and the lady captain's support of the RNLI and as a personal reminder to him, they were both presented with framed photographs of an RNLI jetski in action, as a thank you from St Agnes RNLI.
Gerald accepted the cheque on behalf of the St.Agnes RNLI and said: 'We are extremely grateful to the captain and lady captain for choosing St Agnes RNLI as their chosen charity for 2017. The money will go towards saving 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.