RNLI Clacton thank Clacton Sailing Club

Lifeboats News Release

At their recent regatta event, Clacton Sailing Club passed around a RNLI collection box to sailors, friends and family members to raise funds for our station.

Clacton Sailing Club

RNLI/Mark Walsham & Clacton Sailing Club

Clacton Sailing Club

Shortly after the event, the collection box was picked up by our volunteer fundraising team and promptly counted, resulting in a donation of £184.36.

Spokesperson for RNLI Clacton, Mark Walsham said ‘We would like to thank everyone involved in Clacton Sailing Club’s Regatta event, and for the generosity of everyone who donated to our station. It is the community support that really helps us to keep doing what we set out to do every time we receive a call for assistance – saving lives at sea. This donation will be used by the Clacton station in keeping our service running for everyone who may call up on us.’.

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For more information please contact:
Mark Walsham, RNLI Clacton volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07468511158, or
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