Tesco donation to help fuel life savers
Thursday 13 July 2017
Author: Adam Holmes
Staff from local supermarket, Tesco, arrived at the RNLI Station in Skegness today (Thursday 13 July 2017) to deliver their first supply of groceries to help keep our volunteers going when they’re at sea saving lives.
Staff from Tesco made a special delivery of Water, Tea, Coffee and other foods today to aid the local team at Skegness RNLI in their efforts to safeguard lives on the east coast.
Water and hot drinks are vital to keep the volunteer crews of the RNLI going when at sea for long periods of time. Water is particularly vital to keep the team hydrated and alert. Tesco Staff member Jeanette Morely explained why they chose to help.
She said ‘We raise money for local charities through our Local Community Fund and we really wanted to include the RNLI here at Skegness in that activity’. The staff at Tesco raise money for local causes by holding various stalls and fundraising events in the store on Richmond Drive in the town.
The team turned up in a Tesco delivery van to supply water, tea, coffee, soups and a variety of biscuits. A supply that will be replenished when needed. Jeanette said ‘When this runs out they can contact us at the store and we will happily send more provisions’.
Skegness RNLI Coxswain Richard Watson was very grateful for the gesture ‘This kind of support is really important to the members of the crew here at Skegness. A lot of the time the lifesaving work we carry out off the shores of the Lincolnshire coast takes us away from comforts of home and refreshment for long periods of time, these supplies are vital to keeping the volunteers going’ he went on to say ‘when we have casualties on board they are often cold and wet, a warm drink helps a lot’.
1) Skegness RNLI volunteers and Tesco staff with the donated groceries on the tracks of the Shannon Launch and Recovery System. Credit: RNLI/Adam Holmes
2) Jeanette Morely and her fellow staff unload the Tesco delivery van. Credit: RNLI/Adam Holmes
3) Arranging delivery for photo shoot. Credit: RNLI/Adam Holmes