Welcome donation to Ramsgate RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Ramsgate RNLI Lifeboat Station were delighted to receive a visit from the Masonic Cassii Lodge no. 9088 based in Dartford.

A group standing in front of the inshore lifeboat with a cheque.

RNLI/Sarah Hewes

Presentation of the cheque L-R RNLI John Homer, Coxswain Ian Cannon, Jean Woodcock, President of the Lodge Howard Woodcock, RNLI mechanic Phil Mace

On Monday morning 11 July, an arranged visit by the Masonic Lodge ended with a donation to the RNLI of £250, which they presented to the Coxswain, Ian Cannon on behalf of their Worshipful Master and Members.

All of the volunteer crew at Ramsgate RNLI Lifeboat Station are extremely grateful for their appreciated donation. Although the Lodge is based in Dartford they do have a local connection as one of their members is a volunteer water safety advisor for the RNLI.

Mechanic, Phil Mace kindly showed some of the members around the current Relief Lifeboat "Henry Heys Duckworth" in the continued absence of the Station Lifeboat "Esme Anderson".

Thanet RNLI Fundraising Chairman Sarah Hewes said, ‘ The RNLI is funded totally by donations from the public and without their constant support we could not continue to save lives at sea. A most sincere thanks to all the generous members of the Lodge.

Karen Cox Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Tel 07779848431 Email [email protected]

Paul Dunt RNLI Regional Media Officer London and South East Tel 07785296252 Email [email protected]

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