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The Singleton Barn in Ashford raises £4,500 for the RNLI

On Wednesday 12 October, some of the regulars from the pub came down to the exercise at Dungeness lifeboat station to watch the launch of the Shannon class lifeboat 13-02 ‘The Morrell’

An enormous cheque amounting to £4,500 from the Shepherd Neame pub was presented to Brian Wilkinson, vice chairman of the Dungeness RNLI fundraising committee by some of the customers. The monies raised from different charitable events at the pub also included a weekly meat raffle from the Marlow family butchers in Beaver Road, Ashford.

This is the second large charitable donation from the Singleton Barn who has now raised £9.500 in the last two years. We would like to thank everyone which helps the RNLI to continue saving lives at sea.

Singleton Barn presenting a cheque for £4,500Singleton Barn cheque for £4,500 presented to Brian Wilkinson (immediate right with me to the immediate left), Vice Chairman of the Dungeness RNLI Fundraising Committee.

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