Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboat volunteers receive donations from local dentists
Burnham volunteers were approached by a representative from College Street Dental, who wished to find a way supporting our lifesaving service at Burnham-on-Sea.
At that particular time, the station volunteers had already been discussing the acquisition of new warm branded jumpers and hoodies.
After some discussion, the dental practice staff elected to supply the items, as their local service contribution.
The hoodies and jumpers were officially handed over at last Wednesday’s training evening, and the official photograph is shown in Notes for Editors.
Karen Wheeler (A spokesperson for the dental practice) says; ‘At College Street Dental, which is part of the Portman Dental Group, we like to support our local community. Being a Dental practice in a seaside town it seemed the obvious choice to help support the RNLI this year as behind every rescue there is a local hero.’
We hope our donation will help these amazing people who put their lives at risk with every call out. The RNLI relies on charity to continue to provide their search & rescue service which has been saving lives for nearly 200 years.
‘The team at College Street Dental would like to thank you for your service.’
‘May many dolphins swim along side you’
Boathouse manager Dave Parsons responded; ‘We thank you for this much appreciated support. Our volunteers launch in all weathers and temperatures 24/7, and this also includes our shore team who are essential personnel at every launch.’
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Photograph with this short release shows Karen Wheeler and Jo Turner, who both work in reception, as they hand a hoody to Boathouse Manager Dave Parsons in the Burnham-on-Sea boathouse before Wednesday’s training launch,
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RNLI Lifeboats at Burnham-on-Sea
A 8.5m Atlantic 85 named Doris Day and Brian plus a smaller 4.95m D class IB1 inflatable named Burnham Reach The station was opened officially on 15th May 2004, but has been operational since December 2003.
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