Life saving volunteers at Walton and Frinton RNLI have been given a welcome boost in funds by their local branch of Borno Chemists.
Staff at each branch of the family owned chain were asked to nominate a local good cause to benefit from their December charity donation scheme. For each item dispensed at the branch in High Street, Walton during the month of December the Walton and Frinton RNLI received a donation of 10 pence.
Borno Chemists Media Manager Gemma Robb and branch Counter Assistant Natalie King came to the lifeboat station to present a cheque for the fantastic amount of £1,028.60 to the volunteer crew.
Natalie King said: 'We are a community pharmacy who like to support our local charities and the Walton and Frinton RNLI is a great cause.'
Receiving the cheque on behalf of all his colleagues Walton and Frinton Lifeboat mechanic Karl Bigwood said: 'As a charity that relies entirely on donations we are always grateful for support from individuals and businesses locally. We would like to thank the staff for nominating us and their customers for their support of the scheme.'
RNLI Media contacts
For more information please telephone Miranda Rayner, Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07799691852 or Miranda_Rayner@rnli.org.uk
Or Dale Steggles, Walton and Frinton RNLI Deputy Press Officer on 07540802302 or
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