Fleetwood RNLI receive pub donation
The volunteer crew members from Fleetwood RNLI recently visited Glasson Dock and returned with a cheque for over £2,000.
The Dalton Arms in Glasson Dock, run by Geoff and Debbie Cann, annually raise funds for their local lifeboat station. The donations were originally started by customer Tony Robinson, who still makes a massive contribution to the fund raising of his favourite charity.
The all-weather Shannon class lifeboat, Kenneth James Pierpoint, visit their friends at Glasson each year. But this year, their visit was interrupted by a call from UK Coastguard, to assist with two people cut off by the tide at Sunderland Point. The couple safely made it back to shore and the volunteers were able to return to Glasson, to continue the visit.
Debbie Cann from the Dalton Arms said ‘We are so grateful to our fantastic customers, who raise money, year after year for their local lifeboat.’
Acting Coxswain for Fleetwood RNLI, Paul Ashworth said ‘Our friends at Glasson always make us feel welcome and to receive such a big donation from them, was the icing on the cake. We can’t thank them enough for the massive effort it must have required to raise £2,080. Fortunately, the call-out ended well and we were able to return to Glasson, but it reminded everybody of the role the volunteers have within the local community.’
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, 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.