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Donation to RNLI in memory of Mark Stanley

The family of local seafarer Mark Victor Stanley present Dungeness RNLI with a cheque for £835.13

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Ruth Stanley presenting the cheque to Dungeness RNLI lifeboat Operations manager Roger Gillett, Station Mechanic Trevor Bunney and Coxswain Stuart Adams and The Stanley family with some Dungeness RNLI crew volunteers.

On Wednesday 31 August 2016, we were joined at crew training by the family of Mark Victor Stanley. Marks mother Ruth along with his brother Matt and sister Sarah to present the cheque and meet some of our volunteers, The Stanley family are keen supporters or the RNLI with Marks father and brother Dave all being ex Merchant Navy and Sarah being ex Royal Navy. Ruth said the collection had been made by Mark's family and friends in Kent in memory of him and to support the charity the family support. The family also chatted with some of our volunteer crews and had a tour of our Shannon class lifeboat “The Morrell”.

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