Sisters raise £100 in 5p pieces
On a cold sunny afternoon in December Pepper and Sloane Moseley, aged 10 and 8, visited the Chiswick RNLI lifeboat station, where they were made very welcome by”Foggy”, Liam and Matt.
They had come to bring almost £100 in RNLI Betty 5p pots which they and their grandparents, Mary and lvan Moseley, had collected over many years.
Mary Moseley added 'Our grandchildren enjoyed donning their life jackets and going on the lifeboat, and we’re delighted to think that those heavy 5p pieces were going to a very good cause.'
Chiswick RNLI lifeboat station is the second busiest in the UK and Ireland. Since The RNLI search and rescue service on the Thames started in 2002, Chiswick Lifeboat has attended over 4,000 incidents and rescued over 1,750 people. The RNLI is entirely funded by public donations.
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