Walton and Frinton lifeboat station funds boosted by building project

Lifeboats News Release

Walton and Frinton RNLI station has received a cash award from homebuilders Taylor Wimpey.

Andrew Carpenter

Conor Carlin of Taylor Wimpey with volunteer crew members Peter Hellard and Miranda Rayner in the new kit.
The company has donated £500 to the station as part of it's community donation competition. Residents from the local area were invited to vote for a local good cause to receive a helping hand from Taylor Wimpey alongside its involvement in a local housing development at Hamford Park.

Michael O’Leary, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey East London, said: 'At Taylor Wimpey, we’re really proud of our commitment to giving something back to the local communities in which we build. We’re absolutely delighted to announce Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Station as the winner of our community competition in Walton-on-the-Naze. We’re so pleased that the community got behind the competition and placed their votes to support the local causes we nominated.'

Volunteer crew member at Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Station, Miranda Rayner said: 'When we were nominated for Taylor Wimpey’s community competition we were absolutely thrilled and it was even more of an honour to be announced as the winner. The work that we do at the lifeboat station is hugely helped by kind donations such as this one and we’re really looking forward to putting the £500 towards funding our new kit.'

RNLI Media contacts

For more information please telephone Miranda Rayner, Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07799691852 or Miranda_Rayner@rnli.org.uk

Or Dale Steggles, Walton and Frinton RNLI Deputy Press Officer on 07540802302 or Dale_Steggles@rnli.org.uk

Andrew Carpenter

Conor Carlin of Taylor Wimpey with volunteer crew members Miranda Rayner and Peter Hellard in the new kit.

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