Fleetwood RNLI help launch charity calendar

Lifeboats News Release

When fish retailers, Neve Fleetwood, looked to choose a charity to benefit from their 2019 calendar, there were two obvious choices, Fisherman’s Mission and Fleetwood RNLI. So, they chose both!

Neve Fleetwood's charity calendar showing an aerial view of Fleetwood,

RNLI/Kenneth Harcombe

Neve Fleetwood Charity Calendar

Jonathan Marr, National Account Co-ordinator at Neve’s, visited the lifeboat station at Fleetwood to show the volunteers the fantastic calendar photos of their town. He was also able to inform them that 50% of the proceeds from the sales, would be donated to Fleetwood RNLI.

One of the photos is especially poignant as it shows the Waveney class lifeboat, Lady of Lancashire, along with Fleetwood RNLI’s youngest ever Coxswain, Dave Scott, who sadly passed away this summer.

Fleetwood RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, Captain Dave Eccles said, ‘It’s a beautifully shot calendar from Neve’s and we are so grateful that they chose our station to benefit from the sales. We receive such fantastic support from the local community and Neve’s are a big part of that. We obviously hope it sells well ! ’

The calendars cost £7, or £10 if posted. They are available at the RNLI shop in Fleetwood or to order, call 01253 774100.

RNLI media contact

For more information contact Ken Harcombe, Fleetwood RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07970 197195 / ken_harcombe@rnli.org.uk Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer West, on 07771 941390 / Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk

Jonathan Marr of Neve Fleetwood presenting the charity calendat to Capt. David Eccles with the lifeboat crew

RNLI/Kenneth Harcombe

Jonathan Marr of Neve Fleetwood presenting the charity calendat to Capt. David Eccles with the lifeboat crew

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