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Successful SOS day for Ramsgate

Lifeboats News Release

Ramsgate RNLI's team had a successful day collecting a total of £755.50 at their local Sainsbury's superstore last Saturday.

Members of the Ramsgate team collecting for SOS Day 2017

RNLI/Sarah Hewes

Crew member Simon Ellis, fundraiser Joan Jenkins with Sainsbury's staff on SOS Day 2017
Members of the crew and the station's fundraisers group spent the day at the store in support of the RNLI's SOS Day appeal where they additionally sold £114.40 worth of RNLI souvenirs.

Sarah Hewes, chair of Ramsgate's fundraisers, thanked all who had helped on the day with special thanks to the store's management and staff for allowing the collection and, above all, the store's customers who had so generously donated.

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