Margate RNLI’s street collection returns
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.
‘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: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/margate-lifeboat-station
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact:
· Peter Barker, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07974 064304 or Peter_Barker@rnli.org.uk
· Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer (South East) on 0207 6207416, 07786 668825 or Paul_Dunt@rnli.org.uk
· RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.