Continuing RNLI support from Hinkley Point Contractor Costain

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI volunteers at their Wednesday training evening, were pleased to receive a repeat sponsorship visit from Hinkley Point Contractor Costain personnel.

LOM Matt Davies receiving a cheque for £2,201.

RNLI/Mike Lang

More_from_Costain (Credit RNLI/Mike Lang) shows Chris Lightowler (Left) with LOM Matt Davies, plus Costain personnel Tanya Goodland and Simon Williams

Costain have a charity supporting productivity bonus scheme. As they are focussed on jetty work for the Hinkley C project, it was a popular choice to support Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboat station. During their visit they presented a cheque for £2,201 to Lifeboat Operations Manager Matt Davies

The agreement had been reached to support the station training budget for two specific volunteers. RNLI lifeboat volunteers are given all the training needed to perform their designated roles, and this can be very expensive, but where life is at risk this is also extremely important. As a matter of interest, one of the supported boat crew is at this moment attending a course at the lifeboat college in Poole.

Burnham-on-Sea Volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager Matt Davies, gave a conducted tour of the station and updated equipment, saying; ‘We welcome the continuing RNLI sponsorship from Costain. Training is very important both for our crews, and also for those who we rescue.’

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