Tesco gives £25,000 to Scarborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Tesco has donated £25,000 to Scarborough RNLI.

The cheque presentation

RNLI/Kay Jackson

The cheque presentation

Each time a customer shopped at a Tesco store during the chain’s centenary year in 2019, they were offered a token at the checkout. They used the token to vote for one of the charities profiled in store foyers.

Token programme manager Amanda Scrimgeour, Tesco Scarborough team manager Christopher Windsor and staff from Tesco stores in Hull and Driffield visited the lifeboat station to present a cheque. Mr Windsor took his children, Nathan and Jessica.

They are pictured with RNLI staff and volunteers Will Watts, Michael Cowper, Mark Jenkinson, Eve Lee, Lee Marton, Phil Chittenden, Colin Woodhead, Andy Volans and Dave Grieves.


* For details, ring Scarborough RNLI press officer Dave Barry on 07890 322992


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