Lancaster Buffalos make donation to Morecambe lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday 30 January 2019, members of the Lancaster Lodge of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffalos visited Morecambe’s RNLI inshore rescue hovercraft station.

Volunteer RNLI Deputy Launching Authority, Mark Drew, receives the cheque.

RNLI/Colin Midwinter

Volunteer RNLI Deputy Launching Authority, Mark Drew, receives the cheque.

The visitors were shown around the hovercraft; during which members of the volunteer lifeboat crew gave them an insight into the work of the Station and explained how the equipment was used. At the end of the visit the crew were presented with a very welcome cheque for a donation of £200 to help them continue with their work.

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