Douglas RNLI receive further donation from young supporter

Lifeboats News Release

David Livsey presented a cheque for £375 this morning (5 January) to John McCreadie, Douglas RNLI Deputy Launch Authority.

Douglas RNLI Deputy Launch Authority, John McCreadie, receives a cheque from David Livsey

RNLI/Mike Howland

Douglas RNLI Deputy Launch Authority, John McCreadie, receives a cheque from David Livsey
Each Christmas David's family decorate the outside of their home with lights complete with a charity collection box so people making the effort to come and see the lights can show their appreciation by making donations.

The decision as to which local charity should benefit was determined by family discussion some four years ago when David suggested Douglas lifeboat since when David and his family visit the station in what has become an annual event to present a cheque.

David and his family's efforts are very much appreciated not only by the volunteers at Douglas lifeboat station but also by the RNLI which as a charity depends very much on donations such as this to maintain its life saving service around the coasts of the British Isles and the Republic of Ireland,

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with the RNLI as lifeboat crew, shore helper, or fundraiser should contact their nearest lifeboat station.

Notes to editors
Caption for attached photo: "Douglas RNLI Deputy Launch Authority, John McCreadie, receives a cheque from David Livsey" Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland

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