Local darts competition helps fund lifejackets for Looe RNLI tractor drivers

Lifeboats News Release

Sue Marsh and her dart playing family recently visited Looe Lifeboat Station to donate £152 raised in honour of her late father Peter Marsh, to the volunteer RNLI crew

Simon Rawe accepting the donation from Kate Marsh, Sue Marsh and Suzie Bowden and Looe RNLI volunteer crew (1)

RNLI/Carol Foster

Simon Rawe accepting the donation from Kate Marsh, Sue Marsh and Suzie Bowden and Looe RNLI volunteer crew (1)

Last Wednesday, 22 January 2020, at the start of their weekly training evening our volunteer crew welcomed Mother, Daughter and Grand Daughter, Sue Marsh, Kate Marsh and Suzie Bowden, who were donating £152 raised during a recent darts competition. The three ladies play for the Barbican Inn darts team and for the third year in a row, they have organised a competition to raise funds for Looe Lifeboat Station in honour of their late Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad Peter Marsh. Peter was a keen sailor and always supported the RNLI.

The donation was received by our most recent volunteer tractor drivers Simon Rawe and Eric Candy, who thanked Sue, Kate and Suzie for the kind donation. The ladies watched our crew driving the tractors along the beach to launch both inshore lifeboats as volunteer helm Clive Palfrey explained that the money donated would be used towards the purchase lifejackets and yellow wellies for our new tractor drivers.

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Photos:

· Simon Rawe accepting the donation from Kate Marsh, Sue Marsh and Suzie Bowden and Looe RNLI volunteer crew (1)
Photo credit RNLI / Carol Foster

· Simon Rawe accepting the donation from Kate Marsh, Sue Marsh and Suzie Bowden and Looe RNLI volunteer crew (2)
Photo credit RNLI / Carol Foster

Information

· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith

· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk

· Looe RNLI Facebook page www.facebook.com/LooeRNLI

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For more information please telephone Ian Foster, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Looe Lifeboat Station, on 07902 753228 or looelpo@ianfoster.com or ian_foster@rnli.org.uk

or Amy Caldwell, RNLI Regional Media Manager, on 07920 818807 or amy_caldwell@rnli.org.uk

or Emma Haines, RNLI Regional Media Officer, on 07786 668847 or emma.haines@rnli.org.uk

Alternatively you can contact the RNLI Duty Press Officer on 01202 336789
Simon Rawe accepting the donation from Kate Marsh, Sue Marsh and Suzie Bowden and Looe RNLI volunteer crew (2)

RNLI/Carol Foster

Simon Rawe accepting the donation from Kate Marsh, Sue Marsh and Suzie Bowden and Looe RNLI volunteer crew (2)

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