Wirral funeral directors donates to Hoylake RNLI lifesavers

Lifeboats News Release

A Wirral funeral directors has made a generous donation to Hoylake RNLI lifeboat station in support of the charity's lifesaving work.

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Lesley Quinn presents Hoylake RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crew with the generous donation
Quinns Funeral Directors has served the Wirral community since 1972 and has long supported local charities through its three branches, including the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in Hoylake.

On Thursday 12 March Hoylake RNLI's volunteer crew welcomed Lesley Quinn to their lifeboat station, where she presented a donation of £877.92 to Mechanic Harry Jones on behalf of the former directors of the family-run business.

Harry said: 'We would like to thank everyone at Quinns for this kind donation and for their support over many years. As a charity funded entirely by donations from the public, all of us at Hoylake RNLI really value the support of the community and local businesses that helps us continue saving lives at sea.'

Quinns has often helped bereaved families and friends to organise charitable collections as part of its services, including in aid of the RNLI. Last year the Hoylake branch of the business also displayed a detailed information board in its window about the seaside town's lifeboat station.

Lesley Quinn said: 'We have supported Hoylake RNLI for almost 50 years through holding small fundraising events in our branches and by helping our customers with their own collections in memory of their loved ones.'

'We were very pleased to be able to present this donation to the lifeboat crew to help in a small way with the work they do for our local community.'

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The Hoylake branch of Quinns Funeral Directors hosted a detailed window display about Hoylake RNLI last year

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