02/12/2014                                                        

Lytham Allotments Raise Money for the RNLI

Mythop Road Allotment Association present cheque to Lytham St Annes Lifeboat

Lytham's Mythop Road Allotment Association raised £79 for the Lytham St Annes RNLI at its Christmas meal held at Dahlia's Kitchen in the St Annes YMCA.  Forty-six people enjoyed the meal and the raffle prizes were generously donated by local businesses and plot holders.  The sea rescue charity’s Lytham St Annes Station Fundraising Branch Chairman Digby Moulden was presented with a cheque by Ruth Paul and Jerry Coughlan at the Inshore Lifeboat Station, Central Beach, Lytham on 2nd December 2014.  

Ruth Paul, who is a Committee member of the Mythop Road Allotments Association, said, "As part of the Lytham community, we wanted to involve a local charity and many of us have family and friends who volunteer and generously give up their time for the RNLI."

Digby Moulden added that the RNLI was grateful as the charity was funded entirely by voluntary contributions in their mission to help save lives in danger at sea.  

 

David Forshaw (Lytham St Annes RNLI Deputy Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer)

Photo

The cheque presentation at the Lytham St Annes Inshore Lifeboat Station

From left Jerry Coughlan, Ruth Paul and Digby Moulden

(photo by David Forshaw)

Notes to editors

RNLI media contacts

For more information please contact Peter Whalley, Lytham St Annes Lifeboat Press Officer on 07872 026395 or David Forshaw, Lytham St Annes Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07904 685 206 or Alison Levett, RNLI Media Relations Manager, North, on 01642 750585 or 07786 668912 or at

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Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 200 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives.

A charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland.