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Fleetwood RNLI receive £1,000 Masonic donation

Lifeboats News Release

Fleetwood RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, Captain Dave Eccles and Coxswain Tony Cowell, were on hand to receive a £1,000 donation from Onward Lodge 5540 at the Fleetwood Masonic Hall, this week.

Operations Manager Captain Dave Eccles and Coxswain Tony Cowell with Onward Lodge representatives Adam Simpson and Barrie Whiteside

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Operations Manager Captain Dave Eccles and Coxswain Tony Cowell with Onward Lodge representatives Adam Simpson and Barrie Whiteside

The pair were invited to join the Lodge for dinner, prior to the presentation and were able to find out first hand, how the Masonic organisation operates and raise much needed funds for deserving causes.

The donation comes at the start of the RNLI’s Christmas fund raising campaign, Perfect Storm, which highlights how the volunteers of the life saving charity are busier than ever, but find their income reducing.

Coxswain Tony Cowell said ‘We give our heartfelt thanks to the members of Onward Lodge for their fantastic donation of £1,000.

We are so grateful for the support we receive from the local community and we know they appreciate the time, commitment and dedication that our volunteers give to the lifeboat service.

Tyne class all-weather lifeboat, 'William Street' which was in service during the helicopter call-out.

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Tyne class all-weather lifeboat, 'William Street' which was in service during the helicopter call-out.

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