Bookmark competition winners visit Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

Winners of a bookmark design competition organised by Looe Library and Community hub, recently visited Looe lifeboat Station to receive their prizes from the deputy mayor

Bookmark winners at Looe Lifeboat Station Left to right Paige, Sophie, Evie, Lowenna and Deputy Mayor Edwina Hannaford with Looe RNLI volunteer crew Victoria Thomas in the background

RNLI/Ian Foster

Bookmark winners at Looe Lifeboat Station Left to right Paige, Sophie, Evie, Lowenna and Deputy Mayor Edwina Hannaford with Looe RNLI volunteer crew Victoria Thomas in the background

Towards the end of 2021, Looe Library and Community hub ran a competition asking local children to design a bookmark. The library will be turning six amazing designs into bookmarks which will be available to purchase through the library, and they will be donating all the proceeds from the sale of these bookmarks to the Looe Lifeboat Appeal.

On Wednesday 16 February 2022, four of the six prize winners visited Looe Lifeboat Station to receive their prizes from Edwina Hannaford, Looe Town Council’s deputy mayor. Whilst at the station they were able to see the charity’s inshore lifeboats and launch tractors.

Looe RNLI’s Lifeboat press officer, Ian Foster, welcomed the prize winners and their families to the station, he congratulated the prize winners and thanked the deputy mayor for the library’s very generous offer to donate the proceeds from the sale of the winning bookmarks to the Looe Lifeboat Appeal.

Prize winners

Primary – All three winners from Polperro Primary Academy

1st Lily

2nd Paige

3rd Sophie

Looe Community Academy

1st Jake

2nd Lowenna

3rd Evie

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Photos:

· Bookmark winners at Looe Lifeboat Station
Left to right Paige, Sophie, Evie, Lowenna and Deputy Mayor Edwina Hannaford
with Looe RNLI volunteer crew Victoria Thomas in the background
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

Information

· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith

· Looe RNLI have launched the Looe Lifeboat Appeal – Ollie Naismith II to raise £78,000 for a replacement D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith II
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/looe-lifeboat-appeal

· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk

· Looe RNLI Facebook page www.facebook.com/LooeRNLI

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone

Ian Foster, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Looe Lifeboat Station, on 07902 753228 or [email protected] or [email protected]

or Amy Caldwell, RNLI Regional Media Manager, on 07920 818807 or [email protected]

or Emma Haines, RNLI Regional Media Officer, on 07786 668847 or [email protected]

Alternatively you can contact the RNLI Duty Press Officer on 01202 336789

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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