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Local darts competition raises funds for Looe RNLI volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Sue Marsh and her dart playing teammates recently visited Looe Lifeboat Station to donate £146 raised in honour of her late father Peter Marsh, to the volunteer RNLI crew

Tom Langan accepting the donation from Kate Marsh with Abbi Bradbury, Suzie Bowden and Looe RNLI volunteer crew

RNLI/Ian Foster

Tom Langan accepting the donation from Kate Marsh with Abbi Bradbury, Suzie Bowden and Looe RNLI volunteer crew

Our volunteer crew welcomed 4 local darts players to the Albatross boathouse last Wednesday, 10 April 2019, at the start of their weekly training evening..

Mother, Daughter and Grand Daughter, Sue Marsh, Kate Marsh and Suzie Bowden were joined by their teammate and friend Abbi Bradbury to donate £146 they raised during a recent darts competition held in Pelynt. Sue explained that they all play for the Barbican Inn darts team and this is the second year they have organised a competition to raise funds for Looe Lifeboat Station in honour of their late Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad, Peter Marsh. Peter was a keen sailor and always supported the RNLI.

The donation was received by our most recent volunteer crew, Tom Langan, from Kate Marsh with Abbi, Suzie and several of the Looe RNLI volunteer crew.

After watching both inshore lifeboats launch for the training exercise the ladies were given a tour of the station.

In thanking Sue, Kate, Suzie and Abbi for the kind donation, volunteer helm Clive Palfrey explained that the money would be used to purchase rescue rope throw lines for the lifeboats.

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Photos:

· Tom Langan accepting the donation from Kate Marsh with Abbi Bradbury, Suzie Bowden and Looe RNLI volunteer crew
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

· The winning darts team, Sue Marsh, Kate Marsh and Abbi Bradbury at Looe Lifeboat Station
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

Information

· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith

· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk

· Looe RNLI Facebook page www.facebook.com/LooeRNLI

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Ian Foster, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Looe Lifeboat Station, on 07902 753228 or looelpo@ianfoster.com or ian_foster@rnli.org.uk

or Amy Caldwell, RNLI Regional Media Manager, on 07920 818807 or amy_caldwell@rnli.org.uk

or Emma Haines, RNLI Regional Media Officer, on 07786 668847 or emma.haines@rnli.org.uk

Alternatively you can contact the RNLI Duty Press Officer on 01202 336789.

The winning darts team, Sue Marsh, Kate Marsh and Abbi Bradbury at Looe Lifeboat Station

RNLI/Ian Foster

The winning darts team, Sue Marsh, Kate Marsh and Abbi Bradbury at Looe Lifeboat Station

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