Golfers chip in for Walmer RNLI
Representatives from Princes Ladies Golf Club in Sandwich make donation to lifeboat station.
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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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.