21 Cars from the Lincolnshire branch of the Morris Minor Owners Club (MMOC) made a journey to Skegness RNLI lifeboat station Sunday (23 April 2017) to present the station with £500 and to show off their beautiful cars.
A sunny yet breezy Sunday welcomed members of MMOC to Skegness RNLI, as part of their clubs celebration of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, Drive it Day. The club managed to draw 21 vehicles from around the county to join up in Skegness to help present the cheque to RNLI volunteer, Education and Visits officer Chas Tibble.
MMOC Branch chairman Bruce Kelsey said 'When we visited the station about three years ago and enjoyed a fascinating tour of the all-weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat. This culminated with a look inside the Mersey class lifeboat Lincolnshire Poacher which just amazed our members. As we handed over our donation cheque we were warmly invited back to come and have a look at the Shannon class lifeboat when she arrived. Thats what here to do today'
MMOC had collected a tremendous total of £500 which was presented to Chas and received with warm thanks on behalf of the RNLI at Skegness.
He said 'We are greatly appreciative of such a terrific donation by MMOC, as the charity that saves lives at sea, the RNLI is totally reliant on such generosity as we see here today. Without this kind of support the RNLI and its volunteer crew wouldn't exist. Thank you all very much'
1) Education and Visits officer (volunteer) Chas Tibble receives cheque from MMOC chairman Bruce Kelsey . Credit: RNLI/Adam Holmes
2) MMOC member display their pride and joy at RNLI Skegness. Credit: RNLI/Adam Holmes