Caton school pupils raise money for lifeboats

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Following a visit by Year 1 pupils from Caton Primary School to Morecambe’s RNLI lifeboat station, a collection was held at the school’s end of term concert; raising £80 for the charity.

Caton Primary School teacher, Emily Keen, presents the cheque to Morecambe RNLI Shop Volunteer Alan Forshaw

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Caton school pupils raise money for lifeboats

Morecambe RNLI volunteer Deputy Launching Authority, Colin Midwinter, said: ‘We aim to encourage organised groups, of all ages, to learn about the work that we do as part of our lifeboat station’s Community Safety Plan. This is a marvellous gesture by the school and it is very much appreciated.’

Notes to editors

  • Morecambe Lifeboat Station has been operating since 1966.
  • Personnel can be available for interview.

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