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Fishing competition raises £1148 for RNLI funds

An annual fly fishing event held at Bewl Water, Kent has raised an amazing £1148 for RNLI. This was presented during a crew training evening at Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat station on 10 December 2014.

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Our fundraising chairman Nigel Packer receiving the donation

During crew training last Wednesday evening, Dungeness RNLI volunteer crew members were delighted to welcome Vince and Sharon Brooks along with other friends and family to the lifeboat station. This magnificent donation was raised at an annual fly fishing competition in memory of the late Ian Weeks held at Bewl Water on 24 October 2014. Ian was a keen fisherman and supporter of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The competition raises money for deserving local charities and this year 68 competitors enjoyed a good days fishing followed by music and a raffle.

Coxswain Stuart Adams gave our visitors a tour or our Shannon class RNLI lifeboat The Morrell. Mr Adams explained that the lifeboat is crewed by volunteers whom deserve the very best equipment available and donations like this go a long way to provide it.

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