Micro pub raises funds for its local RNLI lifeboat station

Lifeboats News Release

The Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station has benefitted from a large donation from The Admirals Arm micro pub in Queenborough

Landlady of The Admirals Arm micro pub in Queenborough presents Sheerness lifeboat coxswain Robin Castle MBE with a cheque for £10,236.30p

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Volunteer crew members of the Sheerness RNLI lifeboat were on hand to receive a cheque for £10,236.30p from Rachel Collier who along with her husband Chris run the very popular Admirals Arm micro pub in Queenborough.

Rachel said: ‘the money has been raised over a period of 18 moths, since we opened the pub, at our regular Thursday evening quiz nights and other fundraising events we have held throughout this time. Being situated close to the harbour in Queenborough we are very aware how busy the volunteers at the Sheerness lifeboat station are and we are pleased to be able to help.’

Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station Coxswain received the cheque on behalf of the station at a presentation in the pub on Thursday 17 May.

Robin said: we are very grateful to Rachel, Chris and all the customers at The Admirals Arm who have helped in raising this huge amount of money for the Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station. The money will be well spent on training and equipping our crew members. It costs over £1200 per year to train each and every crew member and over £1000 each to equip them so that they can safely go to sea in whatever conditions and weather face them.’

Footnote:- Rachel has applied to become a crew member at Sheerness and if successful will be able to supply the daytime cover we need.

We are actively recruiting at the Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station. If you are interested please contact the station directly on 01795 664868. If no reply please leave a message and we will get back to you asap.

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