Local Masons make donation in support of Morecambe lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Poulton-le-Sands Masonic Lodge, represented by Immediate Past Master Mike Ashton and Lodge Secretary Mike Craddock, have donated £300 toward the work of Morecambe’s RNLI lifeboat.

Mike Craddock looks on as Mike Ashton presents their donation to Morecambe RNLI volunteer crewman Tony Smith

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Mike Craddock looks on as Mike Ashton presents their donation to Morecambe RNLI volunteer crewman Tony Smith

Morecambe RNLI volunteer Deputy Launching Authority, Nick Baxter, said ‘We are a charity entirely dependent on public donations and very grateful to the Lodge for their contribution.’

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