Three RNLI crews in the Tendring district receive support from local Lions

Lifeboats News Release

Generous volunteers have donated the fruits of their labours to their local RNLI stations to help the charity save lives at sea.

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Volunteers from Walton & Frinton and Clacton RNLI stations receive cheques from Clacton Lions President, Alan Mercer

Members of Clacton Lions Club took part in collections at local supermarkets over Christmas and organised a charity raffle to raise £1500 to help the three RNLI stations in the Tendring district.

At a recent charity evening Clacton Lions Club President Alan Mercer presented cheques for £600 each to volunteers from Clacton RNLI and Walton and Frinton RNLI. At a separate event Harwich RNLI also received a donation of £300 for their funds.

A spokesperson for the local RNLI stations said: ‘we are extremely grateful to the Lions Club and all those who donated at their events.

‘The RNLI is supported entirely by voluntary contributions like these. The money is vital to train and equip our volunteer crews as they work to keep our communities safe.’

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