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Junior cyclists raise £1120 for RNLI funds

7 boys (plus some siblings) and their parents from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, Bromley visited Dungeness RNLI lifeboat station today to present a cheque for £1120 raised from a sponsored cycle ride named “ Cycle to save “ around Norman Park, Bromley.

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The cheque being presented to our fundraising chairman Nigel Packer.
Photo by kind permission of Dungeness Lifeboat Visits Officer Lyn Griffiths

The young cyclists completed a sponsored cycle ride of 8 miles around the park in their home town of Bromley, Kent before Christmas and today visited the Lifeboat station for a tour of the station and our Shannon class RNLI lifeboat ”The Morrell”.

Lifeboat Visits Officer Lyn Griffiths and Fundraising Chairman Nigel Packer welcomed the 7 boys along with siblings and parents to the station. They were given a talk by Dungeness RNLI lifeboat Coxswain Stuart Adams and tried on some protective waterproofs and helmets as worn by out volunteer crew. A spokesperson for the Plymouth Brethren Christian church also presented Mr Packer with some information on their organisation before presenting the wonderful cheque on behalf of the Albacore meeting room trust. A spokesman said that the Plymouth Brethren do lots of outreach work and raise money through events like this for deserving charities.

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