Tuesday night training had a surprise for Happisburgh volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Happisburgh volunteers have had a welcome boost to their funds to enable them to carry on their role of saving lives at sea.

Paul Leggett with the RNLI volunteers

RNLI/Philip Smith

Paul Leggett with the RNLI volunteers

The Freemasons Shyre Lodge No 9168, has had to shut down after 36 years due to lack of membership and as a result they have kindly decided to donate the sum of £500 to Happisburgh Station.

Paul Leggett, one of their members, nominated Happisburgh RNLI and he presented the cheque to the station as a donation from all Shyre Lodge members as a last charitable act after the demise of the lodge.

Paul Broomfield, one of the station Launching Authority, accepted the cheque on behalf of the station. The donation will be used to enable the volunteer crew to be able to carry on their work to keep people safe if in trouble at sea.

After the presentation Paul Leggett and his wife were given a full tour of station and lifeboats.

The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service.

RNLI Media contacts

· Happisburgh Lifeboat Station Volunteer Press Officer Philip Smith,

Mobile 07766007936, email [email protected]


Paul Leggett (L) presenting the Cheque to Paul Broomfield (R).

RNLI/Philip Smith

Paul Leggett (L) presenting the Cheque to Paul Broomfield (R).

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