Walmer RNLI receives generous donation from local company
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.
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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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.