Golf Club members support Falmouth RNLI
Members of Killiow Golf Club’s Senior Section visited Falmouth Lifeboat Station last Tuesday (5 February) and before being given a guided tour of the lifeboats, donated a cheque for £720.
The cheque was presented to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston and Falmouth RNLI Fundraising Box Secretary Trish Allen by Jim Smart, Killiow Golf Club’s Senior Section Captain last year. In return, the golf club was presented with a Certificate of Thanks.
During his year of captaincy, Jim Smart decided that the club would support the RNLI and obtained a collection box from the station to encourage players to donate when signing up for a competition.
Jim Smart said: ‘Historically, the senior section hasn’t had a charity to support so I thought it would be good to do something else as well as playing golf. The RNLI has always been my favourite charity and I have great respect for them. I am very pleased that we managed to raise such a good amount.’
The visit to the station was organised by Chris Spink, Falmouth RNLI’s Lifeboat Visits Officer. He said: ‘We were delighted to be able to show the golf members around our lifeboats and we are very grateful to them for their support.’
Chris continued: ‘We welcome visitors to our lifeboat station and to give them an insight in to the work of our volunteer crews who help to save lives at sea. We will be open for tours, led by one of our volunteer boat guides, during the half term week, Monday 18 to Saturday 23 February and then from 1 April through to 31 October starting at 11am each day and closing 3.30pm Monday to Friday and 1pm on Saturdays. No prior arrangement is necessary, just come along to the station’s RNLI shop between these times. Should you wish to bring larger groups they can be accommodated with prior notice.’
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Simon Culliford, RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07971986978 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Emma Haines Regional Media Officer on 07786 668847 or email@example.com or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.