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Dungeness RNLI lifeboat receives donation from the Blackwell family.

On Sunday 24th September, a cheque was presented to Dungeness RNLI lifeboat station for £1,000 by the Blackwell family on behalf of the late John and Betty Blackwell as a result of the sale of some of Mr and Mrs Blackwell's private collection of stamps and post cards brought by Niko and Rachel Miaoulis from the Pilot Inn, Dungeness.

The cheque was presented to Brian Wilkinson, volunteer vice chairman of the Dungeness RNLI lifeboat fundraising committee by Ian Blackwell who is one of the volunteer head launcher/SAR drivers on station and his young niece Aimee. Afterwards the family were given a talk about the RNLI Shannon class lifeboat 'The Morrell' by volunteer crewman Simon Collins.

Blackwell family donation photo 1 Blackwell family donation photo 2

 Photographs are curtesy of RNLI volunteer shore crew Catherine De Lacy.

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