Kent Brewer donates to Whitstable RNLI
Whitstable RNLI has benefited from a donation of £1000 from Kent brewer Shepherd Neame at a nautical themed evening to mark the official launch event for the brewery’s pub ‘The Duke of Cumberland’ in Whitstable on last Tuesday evening.
To mark the occasion, both organisations received donations of £1,000 from Shepherd Neame’ Chief Executive, Jonathan Neame, while the first pint was pulled by Visit Kent’s Chief Executive Officer, Deidre Wells OBE
Whitstable RNLI's thank's go to Shepherd Neame for making the donation to the which will be a valuable contribution to the running costs of the lifeboat and our work of ‘Saving lives at Sea' and of course entertaing our volunteers present at the refurbished pub and hotel on the evening so very well.
The latest call for the volunteer crews at Whitstable RNLI came on Friday evening when at 5.45pm the lifeboat was launched to a report of 2 persons onboard an inflatable kayak off the Kings Hall, Herne Bay.
The lifeboat arrived 'on scene' and the crew located the craft with the occupants making their own way ashore where they were met by the Herne Bay Coastguard Rescue Team.
The craft was found to be holed, deflating and filling with water. The coastguard team gave safety advice and the lifeboat returned to station.
This was the 34th call of the year for the Whitstable lifeboat.
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