Fleetwood RNLI receive fantastic donation
The Coxswain of Fleetwood lifeboat, Tony Cowell, accepted an invitation to meet up with the Mayor of Bury and the Bury Ladies Lifeboat Guild to receive an amazing donation of £10,000.
The Bury Ladies Lifeboat Guild have strong connections with Fleetwood, having funded the previous Tyne class lifeboat, William Street, named after the Bury based benefactor.
The cheque was presented to Tony Cowell by the Mayor of Bury, Dorothy Gunther, who nominated the life-saving charity, as part of the Mayoral Charity Appeal for 2017/18. The Mayor was accompanied by the Bury Ladies Lifeboat Guild and their Chairperson, Iona Worthington.
Tony Cowell, Coxswain at Fleetwood RNLI said, ‘This is a fantastic donation and we can’t thank the Mayor and our friends at the Lifeboat Guild, enough for their continued support. We look forward to their visit here in Fleetwood, in June.’
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.