Family make donation to New Brighton RNLI

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Family members of Peter Steele attended New Brighton Lifeboat station (Friday 31 January) to donate money in his memory.

RNLI/New Brighton

The Steele family make donation to New Brighton RNLI

The Steele family met with members of the New Brighton Lifeboat crew today (Friday 31 January) to donate money in memory of Peter Steele.

Val (Wife), Graeme (Son) and Yvonne (Daughter) presented the New Brighton Lifeboat crew with a cheque for £230 in memory of Mr Steele who had recently passed away.

Mrs Steele explained how her husband had served in the Merchant Navy for 20 years and had supported the RNLI wherever he went.

Mark Greensmith, Deputy Launching Authority, New Brighton Lifeboat said: 'On behalf of everyone at New Brighton Lifeboat station and the RNLI we would like to pass our condolences to the family of Mr Steele and also thank you for the generous donation in his memory.'

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