Toby's table raises £600 for Whitstable RNLI
A glass topped table made from driftwood is the latest unusual means by which funds have been raised for the Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat.
“I have been a supporter of the RNLI since I was 5” he says “and having operated a hovercraft from the town I often came across people in difficulties so I am well aware that too many people are not aware of conditions such as wind, tide and mud which is amazing considering we live on an island, and that it is the RNLI who are called to assist and rescue them”
“In recognition of the work done by the RNLI and the Whitstable lifeboat I decided to make the glass topped table from a suitable piece of driftwood with the proceeds going to the lifeboat and it sold for £600 which I have handed over to the crew”
Andy Mayo, Whitstable Lifeboat Community Sea Safety Officer said “We thank Toby very much for the most unusual way in which he has raised cash for the station. Toby recently took part in our sea safety and throw bag training course and it is pleasing to know that we have him amongst our many supporters who do so much to keep the RNLI and the Whitstable Lifeboat at the forefront of saving lives at sea”.
The table, the glass top of which measures 130cm now resides in a seafront home in Deal.
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.