Walmer RNLI receives generous donation from local company

Lifeboats News Release

Money raised by taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge has been presented to Walmer RNLI by Jenner Construction in memory of a former employee.

Lifeboat Operations Manager Denis Brophy receives donation cheque in memory of former crew member.

RNLI/Christopher Winslade

Lifeboat Operations Manager Denis Brophy receives a donation from Jenner Construction.
Volunteers from Walmer RNLI joined family members and employees from Jenner Construction at the lifeboat station on 29 November to accept a donation of £7050 which was made in memory of John Collins, a former company employee and Walmer crew member and helm for over twenty years.

As well as the cheque presentation the morning also saw the unveiling by John's wife of a weather station purchased with a previous donation from the company.

Speaking after the presentation Lifeboat Operations Manager Denis Brophy said 'We are grateful for the continued support of the company. As a charity the RNLI relies on fundraising and contributions. Donations such as these are vital to enable us to continue our work saving lives at sea.'

On Sunday 2 December, on returning from exercise volunteers also accepted a donation of £100 made by family and friends in memory of local carer Kim Jeffrey.

RNLI media contacts

  • Chris Winslade, Lifeboat Press Officer, Walmer Lifeboat Station 01304 374475, 07906 623037 Christopher_Winslade@rnli.org.uk

· Paul Dunt, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East) on 0207 620 7426, 07785 296252, paul_dunt@rnli.org.uk

· For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

RNLI online: For more information on the RNLI please visit http://www.rnli.org/. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI News Centre.

Volunteers receive a donation cheque in memory of Kim Jeffrey.

RNLI/Christopher Winslade

Volunteer crew receive a donation in memory of Kim Jeffrey.

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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.