£30,000 boost to Lincolnshire Lifeboats

Thursday 7 September 2006

Author: Ben Hardaker

Lincoln Co-op has quite a reputation for fundraising and usually presents in excess of £20,000 to charity each year. The last year has been dedicated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Lincolnshire lifeboat stations.


Over the last 12 months more than £28,000 has been raised through a carol concert, the Dragon Boat Race in Lincoln and several other events and it is hoped that the final total will be £30,000.


The money is being presented to the three Lincolnshire RNLI lifeboat stations – Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe and Skegness at Skegness Lifeboat Station on Monday September 11th at 5pm before an exercise launch that will be watched by Co-op members.


Aimed to help the RNLI’s Train One – Save Many campaign the money will be used by the three stations for training purposes in the ongoing competency based training programme that all crew members take part in.


Editors are invited to send a reporter/photographer/cameraman to Skegness Lifeboat Station on Tower Esplanade for interviews and the presentation on Monday September 11th – the presentation is at 5pm and the exercise launch starts at 5.30pm.


The lifeboat coxswain is John Irving and the station operations manager is Alan Fisher and interview requests can be made by calling 01754 763011.


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