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Childwall Golf Club Ladies Captain raises £5,000 for RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Childwall Golf Club’s Catherine Lewis-Jones presented Hoylake RNLI volunteers with a cheque for £5,000 this week after a year of fundraising activities as Ladies Captain.

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Childwall Golf Club’s retiring Ladies Captain, Catherine Lewis-Jones presented the donation to Hoylake RNLI’s Brian Jordan

Every year, the Ladies Section of the Liverpool-based golf club hold their Ladies Captain’s Drive, beginning with a round of morning golf and closing with afternoon tea in the clubhouse. During this time, the newly-appointed Ladies Captain introduces her nominated charity for the year ahead, to which all money raised from collection boxes and fundraising activities will be donated. Members from this selected charity are invited to attend the function and give a presentation. Following this, the retiring Captain will present her chosen charity with all proceeds raised during her year in office.

Last year, Ladies Captain Catherine Lewis-Jones kindly nominated the RNLI as her chosen charity. Hoylake RNLI Lifeboat Visits Officer, Brian Jordan and Souvenir Secretary, Ged Whelan attended the annual event and provided the Ladies Captain and her members with a presentation on the history and lifesaving work of the RNLI.

On Tuesday 7 March, Hoylake RNLI’s Brian and Ged returned to the annual ceremony in Childwall where retiring Captain Catherine presented the volunteers with a cheque for £5,000 raised throughout her tenure.

Brian Jordan, Hoylake RNLI Lifeboat Visits Officer, said: ‘Thank you Catherine for nominating the RNLI as your chosen charity and raising such a wonderful total. We would like to give additional thanks to all members of the Childwall Golf Club for their support.’

If you or your organisation would like to fundraise for the RNLI by holding an event, find more information at https://rnli.org/support-us/raise-money/plan-and-register-your-fundraising-event

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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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