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Ramsgate RNLI volunteer crew treated to Easter Treats by East Kent Catering Coll

Lifeboats News Release

This Easter staff and students from East Kent Catering College in Broadstairs paid a visit to Ramsgate RNLI station bearing home made goodies made by the students for the volunteer crew, as part of their Community Week.

Photo from left to right Julia Blackman - Lecturer of Catering,Alex Spratt, Chloe Sargeant,Samira Hassan,Phoebe Cook ,Kieran Redpath,Roger Phillips - Head of Catering, Kelly McDonald - LSP, Kai Haswell, Natalie Stone - Work Placement Office for Catering and Hospitality.

RNLI/Karen Cox

Photo from left to right Julia Blackman - Lecturer of Catering,Alex Spratt, Chloe Sargeant,Samira Hassan,Phoebe Cook ,Kieran Redpath,Roger Phillips - Head of Catering, Kelly McDonald - LSP, Kai Haswell, Natalie Stone - Work Placement Office for Catering and Hospitality.
Earlier in the day they had taken Easter themed cakes and savoury food to Ramsgate Fire Station, Bradstowe Court and after visiting the Ramsgate RNLI they planned to drop food off at Margate’ Hospitals Accident and Emergency Department. A the same time a further team were out in Broadstairs giving food to the homeless and also to the volunteer staff in the charity shops. Each year the first year students, as well as some second year students do something different but the aim is to give something back to the local community.
Ramsgate RNLI’s crew were happy to receive their gifts, which were enjoyed by all the crew and family. Then as a thank you, they were taken on a tour of the RNLI All-weather boat ,the Esme Anderson which delighted the students. Maybe a few budding volunteers were amongst them?

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