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Margate RNLI’s street collection returns

Lifeboats News Release

Thanet RNLI Fundraising Group has held its first Margate street collection for many years benefiting from the very welcome sum of £558.83 from locals and visitors alike.

'Stormy Sam' helps with Margate RNLI's street collection (RNLI)

RNLI/Peter Barker

'Stormy Sam' helps with Margate RNLI's street collection (RNLI)

‘Lifeboat Day’ as it used to be called was always an annual feature of Thanet’s summer events programme in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. It hasn’t taken place in Margate in recent years but made a welcome return to the town on Saturday 31 July, the charity’s fundraisers reporting very positive comments from a very generous public, the monies raised will go directly to saving life at sea.

Thanet’s RNLI fundraisers pass on their sincere thanks to those who donated to the cause with special thanks to the collectors who gave their time including the RNLI Face 2 Face Team, the souvenir shop staff at Margate lifeboat station and RNLI Community Manager Nathan Tough. Special thanks also to Margate Sea Cadets who joined in to help make the day so successful. And of course, thank you to Stormy Sam who made time in his busy schedule to join in the collection!


Notes to editors

· Margate lifeboat station has been operating since 1860. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

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