Birthday collection donated to Flamborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Mrs Angela Walshaw celebrated her 50th birthday on Saturday at the Friendly Forresters, Bridlington where donations made by guests raised £138.00 in aid of Flamborough RNLI.

RNLI/Ian Smith

Mrs Walshaw asked that donations be made in memory of her father, Mr R. Machen who tragically passed away 10 years ago.

She wanted to thank Flamborough RNLI especially the volunteer crew who responded to a call involving her Father and who acted in a professional and respectful manner.

RNLI Picture caption

The photograph shows Flamborough RNLI lifeboat supporters Chairperson Pat Toft accepting the donation from Mr and Mrs Walshaw and their nephew Henry Machen. Photo credit: RNLI/Ian Smith.

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