Dedicated Poole Fundraiser steps down

Lifeboats News Release

Peter is another of our favourites and has been tirelessly supporting Poole Lifeboat for many years along with his late wife Eileen.

RNLI/John Earnshaw

Lorraine and Peter

Peter and Eileen had a boat and were members of North Haven Yacht club, sadly they lost their beloved son, the lifeboat crew scattered his ashes, is was then that they both decided to help with fundraising by giving their time.

Peter and Eileen were both very prolific and some would say - competitive collectors and regulars at the store and street collections.


Peter and Eileen were hardy, enduring the elements and draughty shop entrances or behind the sales stall, always with a smile on their face.

Eileen passed away, three years ago and Peter carried on looking after various collection boxes in the vicinity, but has now decided to step down.


Poole and District Fundraising Chair Lorraine Ayres was delighted to present (it would have to be said) a surprised Peter with a framed print of the Poole Lifeboats to say thank you for all they many years of support, we hope that Peter has a place on the wall in his new home and that he can put his feet up, he deserves it.

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