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Skipton Divers benefit Seahouses RNLI

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Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat Station has benefited from a generous donation from Skipton Dive Club, following the club disbanding.

Acting Lifeboat Operations Manager Colin Banks accepts a cheque for £1000 from Karen Black of Skipton Divers

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Acting Lifeboat Operations Manager Colin Banks accepts a cheque for £1000 from Karen Black of Skipton Divers
Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat Station Management Group Chair Ian Clayton was recently contacted by Karen Black from Skipton Dive Club, regarding a potential donation.

The Dive Club had existed for over 27 years and had dived off Seahouses and around the Farne Islands many times and visited the area on diving trips almost every year. They had developed a strong affiliation to the locality and enjoyed very many successful dive trips to Seahouses.

It was with some sadness, that the Club was now being disbanded as many of the members were not getting any younger and were looking to give up the sport. Their constitution decreed that after settling all outstanding dues, any remaining balance should be paid to Seahouses RNLI.

On Friday 28 October 2022, twelve members of the club visited Seahouses Lifeboat Station, to present a cheque to Acting Lifeboat Operations Manager Colin Banks.

Seahouses Chair and volunteer Press Officer Ian Clayton was also present to meet the group, and commented: 'It was sad to learn that the club was being wound up, but we were delighted and humbled by their most generous donation of their outstanding funds, which will be put to good use here at Seahouses.

'We enjoyed a lot of stories and experiences with them, and I am sure they left with a lot of happy memories of their 27 years. We hope that some will call in to see us again when next visiting Seahouses.'

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For more information please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]

Members of Skipton Divers, Acting Lifeboat Operations Manager Colin Banks (2nd from left) and Chair/Press Officer Ian Clayton (seated)

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Members of Skipton Divers, Acting Lifeboat Operations Manager Colin Banks (2nd from left) and Chair/Press Officer Ian Clayton (seated)

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