Local volunteers raise over £280 for Clacton RNLI during airshow ‘fly past’

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A group of local volunteer fundraisers ran a tabletop sale outside of the Clacton RNLI lifeboat station and raised £283.73 that will help the volunteer crews to continue to aid everyone who may be in trouble on the sea.

Clacton Ladies committee table top sale during Clacton airshow

RNLI/Mark Walsham

Clacton Ladies committee table top sale during Clacton airshow

The Clacton RNLI Ladies Committee had the fantastic idea of setting up their table top sale next to the lifeboat station during the two days of the revised Clacton Airshow, which saw the Red Arrows perform some stunning acrobatic flying across the skies.

Selling a wide range of bric-a-brac items, from DVD’s, china, candles and a complement of other items – the ladies had a very successful sale raising £283.73 in total.

Fundraiser Jill Green said: 'Although we didn’t have the Airshow that Clacton is accustomed to, the revised show did bring a lot of visitors to our coast and it was lovely to see so many people pop by and buy some of the items we had for sale. We would like to thank everyone from the ladies committee along with Peter and Wendy Edwards who helped set up the stall and run the successful event.

'These fundraising events are ever more important given that the RNLI fundraising has been hit particularly hard by COVID. We are pleased that we raised these vital funds for our local station so they can continue to do what they do best, saving lives at sea.

'This follows a number of events that have been successful since the national lockdown was relaxed, and more are to follow. Keep an eye out on for future events.'

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