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Charity Golf Day raises over £9,000 for Thanet RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A Charity Golf Day held at Westgate & Birchington Golf Club has raised a very welcome £9,837.98 for the RNLI.

Representatives of Westgate and Birchington Golf Club and the event sponsors (RNLI Sarah Hewes)

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Representatives of Westgate and Birchington Golf Club and the event sponsors (RNLI Sarah Hewes)

The event was organised by DL Utilities Ltd and on the day 116 golfers took part whereby every hole on the course was generously sponsored by local businesses. Richard Leitch of DL Utilities handed over the proceeds from the day to the RNLI’s Thanet Fundraising Group Leader Sarah Hewes at the Westgate & Birchington Golf Club.

Sarah Hewes, Thanet RNLI Fundraising Group Leader said: ‘An amazing £9,837.98 was raised and will hugely assist us in the task of saving lives at sea and is much appreciated by all of us at the RNLI.

‘We can’t thank enough Richard Leitch and all at DL Utilities, Mark Young and everyone at the Westgate & Birchington Golf Club, all the competitors and the following sponsors: Adeva Home Improvements Ltd, Allbits Whitstable, Blaze Signs Ltd, Channel Watches, DDS Demolition, DL Flooring Ltd, Ecoair Ltd, Freeflow, Howdens, JD Lifting Ltd, Marks Carpentry Ltd, Premier Diamond Products Ltd, SN Fabrication Ltd, The Smugglers, Three Planks, Victoria Hotel and finally WCB Utilities Ltd.’

Image: Representatives of Westgate & Birchington Golf Club and the event sponsors (RNLI Sarah Hewes)

Notes to editors

· RNLI Thanet Fundraising Group promotes fundraising activities in Thanet including fundraising for RNLI Margate and Ramsgate lifeboat stations.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please contact:

· Sarah Hewes, RNLI Thanet Fundraising Group Leader on 07778 066655 or [email protected]

· Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer (South East) on 0207 6207416, 07786 668825 or [email protected]

· RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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