Selsey RNLI receives donation from the Coop membership

Lifeboats News Release

The Coop (behind the Fire station) donated £2,396.83p to the Selsey RNLI at a presentation event at the store at lunch time on Saturday 5 November

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The cheque was presented to the Selsey RNLI representatives who included the branch Treasurer, Fundraising (Chair) and the Coxswain and three crew members who enjoyed a selection of cakes, savouries, and fruit laid out by the coop staff. Representatives from the other two causes Youth Dream and Your Daily Call where also at the shop to collect money raised for them.

The money was raised through the membership scheme where three community organisations and local causes are picked and members at the till are asked which they would like to support and the coop match what the members have earned on their shop. This scheme is also linked to the local funeralcare. The money will be used to buy or replace vital equipment used on the lifeboat to save lives at sea, the RNLI Selsey are grateful to Coop and their customers.

RNLI/Max Gilligan

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