RNLI receive a donation from Tower Insurance

Lifeboats News Release

Mr Richard Hulme, Tower Insurance Development Manger, recently visited Douglas lifeboat station to present a cheque for £3,000, which was the result of their fundraising over the last year.

Cheque presentation L-R: Mr Richard Hulme (Tower Ins.), Mr Tony Radcliffe(RNLI), Mr Peter Cain(RNLI) and Ms Kellie Hands(Tower Ins.)

RNLI/Mike Howland

Cheque presentation L-R: Mr Richard Hulme (Tower Ins.), Mr Tony Radcliffe(RNLI), Mr Peter Cain(RNLI) and Ms Kellie Hands(Tower Ins.)
Mr Richard Hulme was accompanied by Ms Kellie Hands, Chairperson of Tower's Charity Committee, and they explained how the donation came about - “Tower Insurance celebrated their 90th year in 2018 and the staff chose the Royal National Lifeboat Institution – Douglas branch as their charity for their anniversary year. During the year, the staff carried out a number of fund raising activities (a lot involving food), dress down days, and their Anniversary Golf Day. A fantastic amount was raised and this is along with their continued support for the Tower Of Refuge Walk & Family Day, which raised a further £2,000 for the Douglas branch”

Receiving the cheque on behalf of the RNLI were Douglas President, Mr Peter Cain, and the lifeboat's full time mechanic, Mr Tony Radcliffe. Tony says ' We are very grateful to Tower Insurance for their kind donation. As a charity, we rely on voluntary contributions from the public, and we are very happy that Tower Insurance have chosen to support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution '

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Caption for one attached photo: Cheque presentation L-R: Mr Richard Hulme (Tower Ins.), Mr Tony Radcliffe(RNLI), Mr Peter Cain(RNLI) and Ms Kellie Hands(Tower Ins.) Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland

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