Boomerang painting for Scarborough RNLI
A lifeboat picture donated to Scarborough RNLI by the artist who painted it was bought by a man who gave it back to the lifeboat station.
Nick, who is based in the Vaults at the Market Hall, presented the painting to Scarborough RNLI earlier this year, hoping it could be sold to raise funds for the life-saving charity.
It was bought for £250 by Jim Martindale, managing director of Sherburn structural steel fabricators Severfield, who thought it should remain at the lifeboat station.
Nick, a keen supporter of the RNLI, said: 'Three years ago, during sail training, I fell into the water. It was so cold. I felt alone and frightened. The instructors rescued me. It made me realise the dangers of the sea. I had no fear of the sea until I fell in. It is because of this that I fully support the RNLI and all it does. I wanted to help and decided to do the painting to raise funds'.
The painting is to be hung in the crew room with an explanatory plaque made by Awardsmith of Valley Bridge Road.
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Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.