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Looe RNLI receives an in memoriam donation from the family of the late M J Curle

Lifeboats News Release

The family of the late Michael John Curle recently visited Looe Lifeboat Station to present a donation raised from generous contributions collected at Michael’s funeral

Presentation of the donation at Looe Lifeboat Station. Left to right Ian Foster Lifeboat Press Officer, Janette Deakin Treasurer, Diane Curle, Vicki Curle, Stuart Curle, Carol Foster station guide

RNLI/Dave Haines

Presentation of the donation at Looe Lifeboat Station. Left to right Ian Foster Lifeboat Press Officer, Janette Deakin Treasurer, Diane Curle, Vicki Curle, Stuart Curle, Carol Foster station guide

Michael Curle and his wife Diane moved to Polperro some 20 years ago after retiring from the family plant hire business in Shifnal, Shropshire. Owning his own boat, Michael had an affinity with the sea and he was a keen swimmer. Tragically Michael lost his life whilst swimming off the coast of Sri Lanka earlier this year.

Diane, accompanied by their daughter and son, Vicki and Stuart, visited Looe Lifeboat Station on Friday, 20 April 2018, to present £941 raised from generous contributions collected at Michael’s funeral.

Ian Foster, Looe lifeboat press officer and treasurer Janette Deakin accepted the donation on behalf of the station.

In thanking the family, Looe RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager Dave Haines said the Lifeboat Station was most grateful for this very generous donation, ‘it will be used to fund the lifesaving equipment and crew training we need to continue our local role of saving lives at sea’.

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Photos:

· Presentation of the donation at Looe Lifeboat Station.
Left to right
Ian Foster Lifeboat Press Officer, Janette Deakin Treasurer, Diane Curle, Vicki Curle, Stuart Curle, Carol Foster station guide.
Photo credit RNLI / David Haines

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