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Lifeboats News Release

We all know that fundraising is very difficult for St Ives Lifeboat right now, and as many of you know our normal activities like Lifeboat day and bands in the boathouse were cancelled this year.

But we were so touched and delighted to hear that even given the difficulties and adversities faced by our social care workers and our elderly community, they haven't forgotten the lifeboat!

Ar Lyn Residential Home have still been raising funds for us.

In normal times Ar Lyn always has a stall on lifeboat day and raises funds for us with the items they make. With that not going ahead this year, they thought outside the box and have been selling cakes, a raffle , painting and selling stones and bookmarks with lifeboats on to key workers, one another and key workers families etc. With doing so they have raised £1,000 for the lifeboat. We couldn't be more grateful for all the efforts to do this. Thank you Ar Lyn from all of the volunteers.
With Ar Lyn still being socially restricted, this picture was taken and provided by Ar Lyn key workers.

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