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Fleetwood RNLI receive ‘scrap’ donation

Lifeboats News Release

Local metal recycler’s, Foulds Metals in Fleetwood have donated a further £2,278 to Fleetwood RNLI and presented the cheque to the lifesaving volunteers at their annual Christmas Ball.

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Coxswain Tony Cowell with Liam, AJ and the rest of the Barnes family

When Liam came up with the charity scrap metal skip, to raise funds for his local lifeboat station, he had no idea how successful it would be. In three years, Foulds Metals have now donated over £6,700.

Liam and brother AJ, who attended the Christmas Ball with their family, confirmed the charity skip would continue to raise funds for Fleetwood lifeboat. The skip, which is positioned at the entrance to Foulds Metals yard, on Sidings Street, sees a steady supply of scrap metal from generous members of the public, keen to clear out unwanted metal and support their local lifeboat station.

Captain David Eccles, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Fleetwood RNLI said ‘We’re so grateful to local companies like Foulds for their fantastic support. This is a brilliant idea by them.’

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For more information please contact Ken Harcombe, Fleetwood RNLI Volunteer Press Officer, on 07970 197195 / ken_harcombe@rnli.org.uk Danielle Rush, RNLI Regional Media Manager, West, on 07786 668829/ danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk. Or, Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer West, on 07771 941390/ eleri_roberts@rnli.org.uk

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Sign about the Charity skip at Foulds Metals Ltd

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