Looe RNLI receives an in memoriam donation from the family of the late M Tyler

Lifeboats News Release

The family of the late Martin Tyler recently visited Looe Lifeboat Station to present a donation raised from generous contributions collected at Martin’s funeral and fundraising at his local pub

Presentation of the donation at Looe Lifeboat Station. Left to right Brenda Newman shop manager, Angela, Leigh Tyler, Carol Foster station guide

RNLI/Ian Foster

Presentation of the donation at Looe Lifeboat Station. Left to right Brenda Newman shop manager, Angela, Leigh Tyler, Carol Foster station guide

Martin Tyler and his family are regular visitors to Looe. For Martin, Looe was special place visiting the town three or four times a year over the past 50 years and the family made many friends in the town.

Martin passed away suddenly at the mere age of 68 on 4 December last year. His son Leigh, accompanied by Leigh’s partner Angela visited Looe Lifeboat Station on Sunday 6 May 2018, to present £500 raised from generous contributions collected at Martin’s funeral and from a collection and raffle at Martin’s local pub, The Fox, near Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.

Carol Foster one of our volunteer station guides and volunteer shop manager Brenda Newman accepted the donation on behalf of the station.

In thanking the family, Looe RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager Dave Haines said the Lifeboat Station was most grateful for this very generous donation, ‘it will be used to fund the lifesaving equipment and crew training we need to continue our local role of saving lives at sea’.

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Notes for Editors:

Photos:

· Presentation of the donation at Looe Lifeboat Station.
Left to right
Brenda Newman shop manager, Angela, Leigh Tyler, Carol Foster station guide.
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

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