Donation benefits Kent lifeboat stations
Thanet’s Freemasons have made a generous donation to three Kent RNLI lifeboat stations after a charity Golf Day event held at Westgate & Birchington Golf Club.
Following the successful event, Thanet’s Freemasons chose to divide the total amount raised between Margate, Ramsgate and Whitstable RNLI lifeboat stations amounting to a very welcome £637 for each station.
Last Sunday (6 May) at Margate lifeboat station, and following a routine training exercise for the volunteer crew, Terry McGlone, Group Chairman, Thanet Lodges & Chapters presented cheques to representatives from each of the three stations.
Peter Barker, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Margate Lifeboat Station said: On behalf of all three stations we would like to pass on a huge thank you to Thanet’s Freemasons and of course Westgate & Birchington Golf Club who kindly organised the event. It is rewarding for all of us to enjoy the support of the local community for the work we do in saving lives at sea.
Photo caption: Terry McGlone, Group Chairman Thanet Lodges & Chapters (centre right) presents the cheques to representatives of Margate, Ramsgate and Whitstable RNLI lifeboat stations.
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