Local groups continue support for RNLI Whitstable
Local groups and organisations around the Whitstable area have been continuing their support for their local lifeboat station.
The Whitstable & Herne Bay Lions Club have over the years been generous supporters of the Whitstable Lifeboat Station.
Just before Christmas the club made a further contribution to lifeboat funds of £250. Club Vice-President Fiona Page said” The monies came from various fund raising activities over the past year including boot fairs, the annual Mayday celebrations in the town, quizzes and other collections”.
“We have always been keen to support the lifeboat and we are pleased that 90% of the monies raised go to various local causes and we hope that further fund raising events with be held to continue our support of the lifeboat and other worthwhile causes”.
Also before Christmas Kerry Coleman, Alexandria Godden and Blake Godden, four presented a 'healthy hamper' to Whitstable Lifeboat Station just on behalf of Slimming World, Whitstable.
Said Kerry " We think the lifeboat is a worthwhile local cause and this was a thank you to all at the station for the work they do and was as a result of a collection at our meetings held at the Seasalter WI Hall, Whitstable Rugby Club and At All Saints Church Hall".
Also pictured are Neil Pepper, Ben Crosswell and Richard Monje from the station.
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.