Dungeness Lifeboat Receives a Donation from the Romney Marsh Freemasons

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Roger Gillett accepts the cheque from John King

Freemasons from the Romney Marsh Lodge No 4743, led by their Master - John King - presented a cheque for £500 to the Dungeness lifeboat crew at their training evening on 14th September.

Presenting the cheque to Lifeboat Operations Manager Roger Gillett, John King said: “the RNLI is such a valuable and worthy organisation in our community for rescuing and saving lives at sea. The donation is a combination of funds raised locally in Freemasons Lodges in their relevant communities and fund-matching from the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity and no doubt the support and donations will continue for this and other worthy causes.”

Surrounding John and Roger in the photo are the lifeboat crew, the shore crew and Freemasons from the Romney Marsh Lodge together their wives.

The RNLI is the charity that 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 140 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.

For more information please visit: www.rnli.org.uk

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