Golfers chip in for Walmer RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Representatives from Princes Ladies Golf Club in Sandwich make donation to lifeboat station.

Cheque donation received from Princes Ladies Golf Club

RNLI/Christopher Winslade

Treasurer Roger Phillips (left) and Fundraising Chair Alison Stone (right) receive a cheque from Princes Ladies Golf Club

Walmer Lifeboat Treasurer Roger Phillips and Fundraising Chair Alison Stone welcomed representatives from the Princes Ladies Golf Club in Sandwich, who visited the station yesterday morning, 27 January, to present a donation cheque for £3665. Retiring Ladies Captain Christine Gill explained that the money had been raised through a series of events including their Christmas bazaar, a coffee morning, cake stalls, quizzes and golf competitions.

A further donation of £300 was made to the station by The Royal Marines Club in Deal who donate a large part of the profits from their annual Sergeant's Mess Pantomime to local charities.

Lifeboat Operations Manager Denis Brophy said 'We'd like to thank both the Golf Club and the Royal Marines Association for their generous donations. It costs on average £1600 per year to train and keep up the skill set of each of our volunteers. Without donations such as these none of this would be possible.'

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