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Golf Club members support Falmouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Cheque being presented to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston and Falmouth RNLI Fundraising Box Secretary Trish Allen by Jim Smart and members of Killiow Golf Club

RNLI/Simon Culliford

Cheque being presented to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston and Falmouth RNLI Fundraising Box Secretary Trish Allen by Jim Smart and members of Killiow Golf Club on board the Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott during their recent visit to the station.

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.’

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For more information please telephone Simon Culliford, RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07971986978 or sculliford@sky.com or Emma Haines Regional Media Officer on 07786 668847 or emma_haines@rnli.org.uk or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.


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The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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