Golf club raises over £5000 for St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat
Members and supporters of the Tehidy Golf Club have raised a total of £5221.51 for the St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat.
The Captain and Lady Captain, David Rider and Shirley Beer nominated the St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat as the captain’s chosen charity this year and throughout the year's events a tremendous total has been raised.
The money was accumulated at several organised and private events at the Tehidy Golf Club, near Redruth, and a cheque was presented to Gerald Simmons, Chair of the St.Agnes RNLI, along with RNLI Lifeguard Supervisors Martin Ward and Brendon McCann at a social evening on 9 September 2017.
David found himself in a challenging situation at Gwithian a couple of years ago, when he needed the services of the RNLI lifeguards. He got into difficulty in the sea and was rescued by a lifeguard on a jetski. In recognition of his, and the lady captain's support of the RNLI and as a personal reminder to him, they were both presented with framed photographs of an RNLI jetski in action, as a thank you from St Agnes RNLI.
Gerald accepted the cheque on behalf of the St.Agnes RNLI and said: 'We are extremely grateful to the captain and lady captain for choosing St Agnes RNLI as their chosen charity for 2017. The money will go towards saving lives at sea.'
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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