No task too big or too small for Port St Mary RNLI volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Port St Mary RNLI are usually tasked to assist someone in difficulty on the Irish Sea, but last Saturday they turned their hands to fundraising and assisting their local community in cleaning their cars.

no job too big

Sarah Keggen

Mann crane

The car wash took place at the entrance to the Alfred Pier in Port St Mary between 10am and 1pm, where the drivers got to help themselves to tea, coffee and some very delicious homemade cakes, whilst the crew made their cars sparkle! The station extend special thanks to CES for assisting with the buckets and supplies to make the day possible.

What the crew did not expect was the arrival of one of Mann Crane Hire’s Cranes - the crew of Port St Mary proved that no task was too big and that many hands make light work of this giant machine.

The crew and supporters of Port St Mary RNLI would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to everyone who came to support them and who’s donations helped to raise an incredible £1,130 for the RNLI.

The RNLI has struggled to raise funds this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and this was the first fundraising event that Port St Mary RNLI hsa been able to host since lockdown ended. The amazing amount of money raised will gratefully go towards helping to keep this vital emergency service operational and saving lives at sea.


working hard

sarah keggen

the que grew

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