Bookmark competition winners visit Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station
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
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.
Primary – All three winners from Polperro Primary Academy
Looe Community Academy
Notes to editors
· 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
· 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
· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk
· Looe RNLI Facebook page www.facebook.com/LooeRNLI
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