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Rock and Padstow RNLI accept donation in memory of local man

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI volunteers in Rock were delighted to welcome the family and close friends of the late John Tucker to the lifeboat station on Friday evening (18 November).

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Rock and Padstow RNLI accept donation on behalf of local man

John, who was a great supporter of the RNLI, passed away earlier this year, and had requested that a donation be made following the collection after his funeral to Rock and Padstow RNLI.

John's family met with volunteer crew from Rock and Padstow to present a cheque to be divided between both stations for the sum of £5,192

Jinx Hewitt, Rock’s volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager said:

'We are most grateful for this very generous donation in memory of John, which will be used to fund the lifesaving equipment and crew training we need to continue our role of saving lives at sea. John was our closest neighbour having lived just behind the station at Rock, and will have witnessed first-hand many launches of our lifeboat and crew over the years.

A special thanks to his family members, Debbie, Hayley and Ben Tucker. Ben helped raised a large proportion of the donation by selling his photos.

It was wonderful to be able to welcome John's family and friends, and our colleagues from Padstow to the station to join together in raising a glass to John, and enjoy reminiscing and sharing stories. .

Notes to Editors

  • Please find attached two pictures of the Rock and Padstow RNLI crew accepting the cheque from John’s family. Credit RNLI/Rock

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