Newquay RNLI receive family donation

Lifeboats News Release

Newquay's RNLI volunteers welcomed Ali Beckman and her sister Stacey to the lifeboat station on Wednesday evening (11 December) to accept a £1000 donation in memory of their dad, Geoff Coles, on what would have been his 80th birthday.

Sisters Ali and Stacey present donation to RNLI volunteer in front of the station's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat

Simon Beckman

Sisters Ali Beckman (right) and Stacey present donation to Newquay RNLI volunteer Tim Stokes
Geoff, from Salford in Greater Manchester, passed away in April and his family had already collected £450 for the RNLI at his funeral, and this further donation has been raised for the charity by family & friends to mark his birthday.

Ali said: 'Dad holidayed in Newquay for over 40 years and had great respect for the lifeboat crew, after spending a lot of time at the harbour watching them at work. He would have been so proud of this donation and we are thrilled that this support will help Newquay's RNLI volunteers continue their vital work'.

A Newquay RNLI spokesperson said: 'Our lifeboat volunteers will remain on-call 24 hours-a-day throughout the Christmas & New Year period, ready to leave the festivities to respond to calls for help, but we rely on the public's support and are very grateful to the family for their generous donation'.

RNLI media contacts
Andy Hobkinson, Newquay RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer at [email protected] or 07880 507464 or alternatively Emma Haines, RNLI Regional Media Officer at [email protected] or 07786 668847 or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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