RNLI Clacton receive generous donation from East Anglian Indian Association

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 14 January 2023, 10.00am, crew from the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received representatives of a local charitable group who presented a cheque for £1,351.00 in aid of Clacton’s RNLI lifeboat station.

RNLI Clacton presented with a cheque by East Anglian Indian Association

Simon Rich

RNLI Clacton presented with a cheque by East Anglian Indian Association

The East Anglian Indian Association, a charity that has supported the local community for over two decades held an event in November 2022, at the St Osyth Village Hall, that saw guests served an outstanding selection of Indian food and entertained by dancers and authentic music.

A group of representatives of the association visited the lifeboat station and met several volunteer crew members, took a tour of our boathouse, and kindly presented a cheque to station manager David Wells, for an outstanding amount of £1,351.

David Wells, Lifeboat Operations Manager said 'We were so pleased to receive to our lifeboat station members of the East Anglian Indian Association, to show them around our facility and explain the work we do. It is without doubt that support from our community allows us to continue our aim of saving lives at sea. This amazing donation will go towards the upkeep and operation of our lifesaving lifeboats, and we thank everyone involved for their support.'.

The association founded over 25 years ago aims to provide a better understanding of the Hindu culture by celebrating popular festivals and by inviting other communities at all such festivals. As a charity founded over a decade ago, they strive to support the vital work of other voluntary groups such as the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea.

More information of the group, along with details of their upcoming events, these may be found at the following link:https://www.facebook.com/eastanglianindianassociation

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For more information please contact:
Mark Walsham, RNLI Clacton volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07468511158, or

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