Newquay RNLI receive family donation
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.
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'.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.