The annual RNLI Street collection took place in Ramsgate last Saturday.

Lifeboats News Release

Every year our hard working fundraisers head out onto the street to raise money for the RNLI.

Two volunteers standing holding collection buckets

RNLI/Sarah Hewes

Two volunteers with their collection buckets

This annual event took place in Ramsgate last Saturday 28 August.

Our volunteers were delighted to receive such positive and supportive comments from a very generous public, with £451.65 raised on the day which is a great amount and is hugely appreciated by us all at the RNLI as we rely entirely on donations to fund our lifesaving work.

Sincere thanks to the public of Ramsgate, and also the RNLI Face 2 Face Team who joined in with the fundraisers as part of the One Crew ethos of the RNLI. Thanks also to the RNLI Ramsgate Shop for all their help during the day.

Karen Cox Lifeboat Press Officer Email [email protected] Tel 07779848431

Paul Dunt RNLI Regional Media Officer London and South East Email [email protected] Tel 07785296252.

Two ladies standing in front of an RNLI tent.

RNLI/Sarah Hewes

Two of the Face2Face team

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