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Port St Mary RNLI raise £1000 from two events thanks to their supporters

Lifeboats News Release

Last Saturday (25 September) the volunteer crew of Port St Mary RNLI donned their yellow wellies and instead of taking to the water in one of the two lifeboats stationed in Port St Mary, they turned their hands to fundraising and hosted a car wash.

Sarah Keggen

A local boat which got a clean from the volunteer crew of Port St Mary RNLI

For three hours there was a continuous stream of vehicles, looking to be made clean and sparkly, and whilst their owners waited, they were treated to refreshments kindly donated by Shoprite, as well as some delicious cakes baked by members of the station’s fundraising branch.

During the morning the crew proved that no job was too big or too small for them, as they cleaned not only a motorhome but also a local boat!

The total amount raised from the car wash was just over £600, and combined with the nearly £400 that was donated at the car boot sale less than a week before, around £1000 has been raised by those who supported both events.

The crew and fundraising branch of Port St Mary RNLI would like to extend a massive thank you to the local community for their continued support in turning out for both events and making them so successful. The funds raised will help to provide our crews with the essential lifesaving equipment they require in order to keep saving lives at sea.

Susan Woolard

Port St Mary RNLI volunteer crew members washing a motorhome which was brought down to the car wash

Kirsty Pendlebury

Port St Mary Fundraising Branch Members Marion Payne and Bernadette Williams looking after the refreshments at the Car Wash

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