Withernsea Lifeboat presented with a donation from Withernsea and District Lions

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday evening (3 July) Lifeboat Press Officer (LPO) Rachel Gowen accepted a cheque on behalf of Withernsea crew as a thank you for the support during the Annual Boxing Day Dip.

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John Hickey, Chairman of the Coastguard Association(Humber Branch), RNLI Press Officer Rachel Gowen, Lion President Lynne Evans and Lion Immediate Past President Ernie Oldfield at the presentation

The Withernsea and District Lions Club generously donated £300 to the Withernsea Lifeboat Crew as a thank you for all of the crew's help and support during the Annual Boxing Day Dip in December 2018.

The crew's role on the day is to oversee and ensure the safety of the members of the public taking part in the event.

The cheque was presented by Lynn Evans, President of the Lions Club, at The Northfield Country Club in Withernsea, at 7.45pm.

Also in attendance at the presentation was John Hickey, Chairman of the Coastguard Association, Humber Branch. The Coastguard team also helped and supported the Annual Boxing Day Dip, working alongside the RNLI to ensure beach safety for all involved.

This annual event is a fantastic example of multiple emergency organisations, working closely and effectively together to ensure safety at sea at all times.

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For more information please contact Rachel Gowen, RNLI Volunteer Press Officer: rachel_gowen@rnli.org.uk

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