New Brighton RNLI receive end of year donation from Wirral Stronger Communities

Lifeboats News Release

Wirral Stronger Communities Initiative Assembly visited New Brighton Lifeboat Station to present a cheque to the crew.

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Wirral SCIA present their cheque to New Brighton RNLI

Just before Christmas, Wirral Stronger Communities Initiative Assembly (SCIA) called into New Brighton Lifeboat Station to present a cheque for £500 to the volunteer crew.

The money had been raised throughout the year with Mr and Mrs Douglas from SCIA presenting the cheque to the volunteer crew.

Speaking to Paul Douglas about the donation to the RNLI he said: 'We chose to make a donation to New Brighton RNLI because of the outstanding work they do around the coast of Wirral and Liverpool.'

Ian Thornton, Lifeboat Operations Manager for New Brighton Lifeboat said: 'We are facing the perfect storm at present. Our Lifeboat crews are busier than ever, especially over the Christmas period. This is an amazing gesture and the money donated will go directly towards essential kit, training and maintenance.'

The volunteers at New Brighton Lifeboat would like to thank the Wirral SCIA for their generous donation.

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