Thanks for the help

Sunday 29 October 2006

Author: Ben Hardaker

Skegness Lifeboat Station has received a substantial boost in funds thanks to the efforts of four local venues during the season with donations of more than £5,000 presented over the last 10 days.

The North Shore Holiday Centre ran a pitch and putt competition plus fun days to raise £1,000 during the summer while the Skegness Water Leisure Park presented £291.70 at their end of season party last week.

And Tagg’s Caravan Park, always a very good supporter of the lifeboat presented £2,800 at their end of season bash while the Pine Trees Caravan Park, another regular contributor added another £1,000 to the fund at their party on Saturday evening.

It is thanks to these and the many other organisations that regularly contribute to lifeboat funds that the service keeps going as the Royal National Lifeboat Institution is supported entirely through voluntary contributions.

Lifeboat Station chairman Joel Grunnill commented that the support in Skegness for the lifeboat station is tremendous and expressed his grateful thanks to all the firms, residents and holidaymakers who help to keep the RNLI going.

The RNLI aims to go on saving lives at sea and this means training and equipping the volunteer crews, which costs money, and as a charity the RNLI relies on your support. The motto is "train one and save many”.

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