The Retiring Mayor Of Lancaster Presents Cheque To Morecambe Lifeboat
On Saturday 7 July 2017, the retiring Mayor and Mayoress of Lancaster, Councillor Roger and Joyce Mace presented local RNLI volunteers with a cheque for £3,399-91 raised during his year of office.
Councillor Mace nominated Morecambe RNLI and Macmillan Cancer Support as the Mayor’s chosen charities for his year in office; raising the money through a number of events including a charity Fish and Chip Supper and a sponsored walk; undertaken by the Mayoress and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Stuart Bateson.
Councillor Mace was keen to express his thanks for the encouragement and support he had received from his Mayoress and Jenny Kay of the Mayor’s Office throughout the past year.
Morecambe RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager, Kevin Jackson, said ‘The amount of money that the Mayor has raised is marvellous and the interest and support that he has extended to us during his year in office, helping to raise public awareness of the work that we do, is very much appreciated.’
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.