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Ramsgate volunteer lifeboat Spring into action to clean up the town

Lifeboats News Release

On a sunny morning Saturday 9 April, the volunteer lifeboat crew from Ramsgate station along with station personnel, their partners and children joined the Great Ramsgate Spring Clean event and armed with gloves and rubbish bags set to work to clean the areas around the Harbour and the Western Under

Lifeboat crew with bags of rubbish

RNLI/Sarah Hewes

Lifeboat crew litter picking

The Great Ramsgate Spring Clean Event covers three weeks starting on 25 March and ending on 10 April and is a partnership between Ramsgate Town Council, Ramsgate Town Team, Thanet District Council and the Ramsgate Litter Forum.

Over the three weeks 282 bags of rubbish were removed from the town, with the crew of Ramsgate RNLI contributing seventeen bags of rubbish.

Coxswain Ian Cannon said ‘ We thought it was a great idea, as we are proud of our town which has the only Royal Harbour in England, and we wanted to contribute. The townsfolk of Ramsgate support the RNLI station, which is funded entirely by public donations, and we wanted to give something back to the town.’

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

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

A group of Lifeboat people before setting off to clean the harbour.

RNLI/Sarah Hews

Ramsgate Lifeboat personnel
Lifeboat men on the beach

RNLI/Sarah Hewes

Lifeboat Crew on ramsgate Beach litter picking

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