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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.

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Volunteers receive a donation cheque in memory of Kim Jeffrey.

RNLI/Christopher Winslade

Volunteer crew receive a donation in memory of Kim Jeffrey.

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