Polperro Boat Skippers Donate £390 to Looe Lifeboat Station

Following their end of season meal, skippers of Polperro tripping boats donate £390 to the Looe Lifeboat Appeal.

Six RNLI crew stand outside on their sea tractor in yellow lifesaving kit at night. A man and a woman stand in between the crew.

Photo: RNLI/Ian Foster

Michelle and Tim Courtis with  Looe RNLI volunteer crew. Back row Will Jaycock and Victoria Thomas, front row Jennifer Crew, Richard Jones, Michelle and Tim Courtis, Aaron Rix and Clive Palfrey.
Last Wednesday evening,15 December 2021, Tim and Michelle Courtis visited Looe Lifeboat Station to donate £390. Meeting our RNLI volunteer crew who had just returned to station on the charity’s Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II, Tim told our crew that Michelle had prepared an evening meal in her Polperro restaurant, ‘Michelles’, for the skippers of Polperro tripping boats, The meal marked the end of their season and as Michelle had prepared the meal free of charge, she asked the skippers for donations to Looe Lifeboat Station. 

Receiving the £390 donation, crew Aaron Rix thanked Tim, Michelle and the boat skippers on behalf of all of our crew. Volunteer helm, Clive Palfrey, introduced Tim and Michelle to Jennifer Crew and Will Jaycock, two of our three new volunteers, Clive explained that the donation would be used towards the cost of the drysuits, lifejackets and helmets needed for our latest volunteers.


Notes to editors


Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith

Looe RNLI have launched the Looe Lifeboat Appeal – Ollie Naismith II to raise £78,000 for a replacement D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith II

For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/looe-lifeboat-station

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A man and woman stand in front of a sea tractor at night. The man shakes hands with a male RNLI crew member dressed in yellow rescue kit.

Photo: RNLI/Ian Foster

Looe RNLI volunteer Aaron Rix receiving the donation from Michelle and Tim Courtis.

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