Walton and Frinton RNLI Lifeboat funds boosted by generous golfers

Lifeboats News Release

Frinton Golf Club Captain for 2018-19, Simon Martin-Redman set a new record for the club's annual charity donation by handing over more than £2800 to Walton and Frinton lifeboat volunteers.

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Walton and Frinton RNLI Coxswain Trevor Halls personally thanking Mr Simon Martin-Redman for his contribution.
Simon, whose first career was in the Royal Navy, retiring as a Commander said: 'The RNLI is a charity close to my heart. Anything to do with the sea is important to myself and my wife Claire. We have a close connection with Walton and Frinton RNLI as my father-in-law was a Coastguard at Walton-on-the-Naze for many years.

'Club members were extremely generous in their support of the fundraising events, including a very successful Captain's Golf Day which the crew attended to meet and greet with the members. We also held dinners, raffles and quizzes.

'With the addition of Gift Aid I was delighted to be able to give a total of £2851.19, every single penny of which I know will go directly to supporting our local RNLI volunteer crew.'

The Walton and Frinton RNLI crew invited Mr Martin-Redman to the station to thank him in person. He was welcomed by volunteer Coxswain Trevor Halls who said: 'we would like to thank Simon for all his hard work over the year to raise this money for us. The golf day and other events were a great success and we really appreciate him nominating us as his charity.'

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For more information please telephone Miranda Rayner, Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07799691852 or [email protected]

Or Dale Steggles, Walton and Frinton RNLI Deputy Press Officer on 07540802302 or [email protected]

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Mr Simon Martin-Redman with some of the crew and shore team at Walton & Frinton RNLI

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