RNLI Clacton raise £4,000 at The Hall Open Gardens event

Lifeboats News Release

The event which ran over two days on Sunday 28th May and Monday 29th May saw the RNLI Clacton volunteer fundraising team organise and run an open gardens event at The Hall in Tendring and in the process raised vital funds for the station.

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RNLI Collection box on the lawn of The Hall, Tendring.

The volunteer fundraising team worked closely with representatives of the owners of the house, the gardeners and the caretaker to plan the event, the advertising, the car parking, entertainment and refreshments.

The event had an array of great things to see and do, including a collection of rare motor cars, activities for children, live music and of course the beautiful gardens, lake and buildings that form The Hall in Tendring.

Steve Cole, RNLI Clacton volunteer fundraiser said “It was fantastic to plan and run this event in the community, which saw more than 1,200 people visit over the two days. We were able to show everyone the vital work that our volunteer teams do, offer the chance for the public to buy some of our great souvenirs and to chat to people.

All proceeds from the event go to Clacton Lifeboat, and we would like to thank the owners for letting us hold the event, and to all their staff, and all the Lifeboat Fundraising Volunteers who put in a lot of time and effort to enable the event to go so well.”.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Powered primarily by kind donations, our search and rescue service has been saving lives for nearly 200 years.

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For more information please contact:

Mark Walsham, RNLI Clacton volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07468511158, or [email protected]

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Beautiful Scenery where RNLI Clacton's fundraising volunteers raised £4000

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