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