Lifeboat Fundraising 2012
As a charity the RNLI exists because of volunteers and donations. All RNLI stations persue various endeavours to raise funds over and above their annual flag weekends. Whitby Lifeboat and crew are supported by a wealth of volunteers whose aim is help maintain to high profile of the station as well as raise the vital funds. The "Friends of Whitby Lifeboat" or FOWL as they are known work tirelessly away in the background organising fundraising ventures that have raised significant funds for the RNLI.
The Friends of Whitby Lifeboat present an evening with the Royal Air Force Swing Wing Band at the Spa Pavilion, Whitby on Thursday 10th May from 7:00 pm. The proceeds will be split between FOWLS and the RAF Benevolent fund two worthy causes, tickets are priced £10 per person and are available from Whitby Lifeboat Station or the Lifeboat Museum on Pier Road. The following good news was published by the Whitby gazette, securing a good evening for 'swing' enthusiasts.
Helping RNLI Get In The Swing
Published: Monday 26 March
The contractors building the new Sainsbury’s supermarket in Whitby has stumped up all the cash needed to put on a fundraiser for the RNLI. Friends Of Whitby Lifeboat (FOWL) were busy trying to get sponsors to pay for a band, the venue and food for a bash in May to raise much needed funds for the organisation.
But Longcross Construction who are working on the new store on Stainsacre Lane have contibuted £1500 which will cover all the costs, including the RAF swing wing band which will be the main attraction on the night.
Lee Wareham, construction director, said: “I have been coming here for a long time and have got a property close to here and decided before anything, as a company, we were keen to do what we could for the RNLI.
“We have all, in our team, done scuba diving and needed to have some support at some stage and think it is a great cause.
“They are heroes and dont get the support they deserve and just thought if we could do something to help we will.
“We do try and do what we can for the community but this is special because of my love for Whitby and the RNLI.”
John Ogden from FOWL added: “It has saved us a job and a big worry.”
Although not the first fundraising function it is undoubtedly an ideal way for people to show their support for Whitby Lifeboat Station.
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