From Filey RNLI to our NHS friends

Lifeboats News Release

When Filey Ladies Lifeboat Guild had to cancel their Easter Extravaganza fund-raising event, there were lots of chocolate Easter eggs left over.

Scarborough NHS Staff

RNLI/John Ward

Scarborough NHS Staff

After a quick committee chat, and with Tesco Filey's permission (Tesco having donated the eggs originally to Filey Lifeboat), it was agreed that we should send the eggs to support our friends at Scarborough NHS.

With three Paramedics, a Nurse and a Doctor on the lifeboat crew, the Filey RNLI team fully understand the pressure that our NHS colleagues are under.

It’s our way to say “THANK YOU” for everything that you are doing and we hope that you enjoy them.

John Ward, Filey Lifeboat Press Officer said: “It was very strange not to be able to hold a fund-raising event at Easter but luckily at the moment lots of people are following the Government guidelines by staying at home. So what better way to support the NHS than by giving them our Easter eggs? From one emergency service to another.”

Notes to editors

  • Filey Lifeboat Station was founded in 1804. It currently operates both a Mersey Class All-Weather Lifeboat and an Inshore Lifeboat. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to Filey Lifeboat Station Facebook page.

Scarborough NHS Staff

RNLI/John Ward

Scarborough NHS Staff
Scarborough NHS Staff

RNLI/John Ward

Scarborough NHS Staff

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