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Seaton Community Fundraising for Looe RNLI Lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

The residents of Seaton come together to raise vital funds for Looe RNLI

Steve Frith, Caroline Frith and Chrissy Broad with the chair of Looe RNLI Ann Watson

RNLI/Laurie Watson

Steve Frith, Caroline Frith and Chrissy Broad with the chair of Looe RNLI Ann Watson

Hosted by Ross Winmill and Stuart Hutchins, owners of the Beach House Seaton, a Cheese and wine evening took place on 2 February 2023, raising £851 for Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station.

Over 80 residents of Seaton turned out for a fun evening of wine tasting and a selection of cheeses, along with a raffle spearheaded by Chrissy Broad, Caroline Frith, and Steve Frith

Ann Watson the Chair of Looe RNLI, recently met up with Chrissy, Caroline and Steve to receive this donation and thank them on behalf of our lifeboat station and volunteer crew.

Both families have had a strong connection with the RNLI over many years.

Although very pleased with the amount raised Chrissy and Caroline are already planning their next fundraising event. This will take place on 17 May 2023 on Seaton beach when simulated RNLI Lifeguard rescues are planned. Chrissy said ‘we have worked closely with James Millidge of the RNLI to organise successful events in the past and look forward to this next fundraiser for the RNLI.

The Beach House which overlooks Seaton Beach will be open and where refreshments after the event will be available.

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Notes to editors

Photos:

· Steve Frith, Caroline Frith and Chrissy Broad with the chair of Looe RNLI Ann Watson
Photo credit Looe RNLI / Laurie Watson

Information

· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith II

· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk

· Looe RNLI Facebook page www.facebook.com/LooeRNLI

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For more information please telephone

Ian Foster, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Looe Lifeboat Station, on 07902 753228 or [email protected] or [email protected]

or Amy Caldwell, RNLI Regional Media Manager, on 07920 818807 or [email protected]

or Emma Haines, RNLI Regional Media Officer, on 07866 668847 or [email protected]

Alternatively you can contact the RNLI Duty Press Officer on 01202 336789

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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