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RNLI Clacton receives generous donation from local business

Lifeboats News Release

The Brightlingsea Annual Angling Boat competition, sponsored and supported by local tackle shop Brian Dean’s Tackle reeled in a generous donation of £1,000 for the RNLI Clacton lifeboat station.

RNLI Clacton LOM receives donation of £1,000 from Local Business

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton LOM receives donation of £1,000 from Local Business

The annual event, ever popular and successful saw 22 private boats, 5 charter boats and 90 anglers compete in the event for overall winner and biggest individual catches and ran on Sunday 1 October 2023.

John Easy of Brian Dean’s popular and well stocked tackle shop presented a cheque for £1,000 to David Wells, Lifeboat Operations Manager outside the shop on Thursday 19 October 2023. The event also raised vital funds for the restoration of Batemans Tower in Brightlingsea and the Oakley’s Gift Charity too.

Lifeboat Operations Manager David Wells said ‘We would like to thank everyone from Brian Dean’s Tackle, other sponsors and those taking part for their generous donation. These funds help to maintain the vital safety equipment we use every time we are called to help someone on, or around the water when we launch our lifeboats. Support like this from the community is outstanding and we thank you greatly.’

The annual event will be running again in 2024, and anyone interested can find more details on Facebook or why not pop into Brian Dean’s tackle shop in Pallister Road for more information.

RNLI media contacts

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

Local business' that sponsored and supported RNLI Clacton

RNLI/Mark Walsham

Local business' that sponsored and supported RNLI Clacton

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