Galgate ladies cast off for Morecambe lifeboat
Morecambe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew cast-off every time they go to sea but they were recently rewarded by a different kind of cast-off; when they were presented with a cheque for £1000 by the members of Galgate Ladies’ Knitting Circle.
The 5 ladies (Mary, Betty, Joan, Jean and Margaret) raised the money by donating the products of their endeavours to be sold by another team of ladies (Audrey, Beryl and Jean) on Lancaster Market.
Morecambe RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager, Kevin Jackson, said’ We really appreciate the work that these ladies have put in on our behalf in order to raise this money. We will ensure that it is put to good use.’
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.