Margate RNLI benefits from generous donation from local pub owners
Margate’s RNLI lifeboat station has benefited to the tune of £1,000 after a donation from a local public house.
Like many seaside (and indeed inland) public houses, The Rodney Pub in Margate has a lifeboat collecting box on the counter quietly gathering valuable funds for the lifesaving charity but for owners of the pub, Stewart Green and Alex Jackson a little extra boost was provided! They are keen yachtsmen so are probably more aware than most of the value of having an efficient rescue service on hand should things go wrong.
Stewart and Alex made the private donation of £1,000 and recently a cheque for the amount was handed over to: Kevin Andrews, Coxswain, Margate Lifeboat, Brian Ellner, Margate RNLI Fundraising Branch Treasurer and Revd Brian Sharp, Margate Lifeboat Honorary Chaplain.
Peter Barker, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Margate RNLI said: “We are extremely grateful to Stewart and Alex for this generous donation. We rely entirely on the support and goodwill of the public and the local community such as The Rodney Pub, this money will go directly to saving lives at sea.”
Photo: Brian Sharp, Brian Ellner and Kevin Andrews (third, fourth and fifth from the left) received the donation from Stewart and Alex. (The Rodney Pub)
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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, in a normal year, 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.