Charity cheque comes from an unlikely place

Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station was donated �550 by Sue Carter
Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station was donated �550 by Sue Carter

The crew from Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station was donated £550 from afar – from a charity fundraising event in Scotland.

Sue Carter attended a fundraising night at the village hall in Inellan on the banks of the River Clyde in Scotland, while visiting friends in Dunoon, Argyll.

The main part of the evening was the auction of VIP trip for two people to see a show during 2017.

Sue won the prize with a bid of £550 and one of the charities being supported was the RNLI, which Sue decided to donate to her local RNLI station, Shoreham.

Lifeboat coxswain Steve Smith said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to Sue for thinking of her local RNLI lifeboat station when she was hundreds of miles away on a visit to friends.”

The station, which is based on Kingston Beach on Brighton Road, Shoreham, has two lifeboats – the RNLB Enid Collett, which is a tamar class all weather lifeboat, and the ILB Joan Woodland. which is powered by a 50HP engine and is capable of 50 knots.

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