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Cullompton lady donates to Exmouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

An 87 year old lady has made a significant donation of over £1,000 to Exmouth RNLI.

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers decant the whisky bottle. (L to R) Dept. Fundraising Team Chair - Rob Anderson, Fundraising Team Chair - Des White, Crew – James Edge, Henry Mock, Fundraising Team Treasurer – Dave Atkinson

Mrs Jean Hiscox spent several years collecting her one and two pence coins in a large whisky bottle for Exmouth RNLI, one of her favourite charities. Earlier this month she presented the bottle, that contained nearly £40, to Exmouth RNLI Fundraising Team Chair, Des White.

An on top of that, Jean donated a cheque for £1,000, making a total donation of £1,036.78.

A lifelong supporter of the charity that saves lives at sea, Jean said, “I have always admired the brave and selfless work of the RNLI volunteers, I’m very happy to make this donation, its my way of saying thank you. The empty whisky bottle is now back with me and I shall start collecting again.”

For Exmouth RNLI, Chair of the Fundraising Team, Des White, said ”On behalf of all the volunteers at Exmouth RNLI, I would like to express our grateful thanks to Jean for her amazing effort in filling the whisky bottle and her substantial donation to our charity. Her vital donation will be used for essential training and equipment for the volunteer Exmouth Lifeboat crews.”

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