Looe Golf Club raise over £2,200 for Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

A year of fundraising events at Looe Golf club has raised over £2,200 for Looe Lifeboat Station

Looe Golf Club past captains, Jenny and Andrew Deacon with Dave Haines, Looe RNLI lifeboat operations manager and Looe RNLI volunteers crew

RNLI/Ian Foster

Looe Golf Club past captains, Jenny and Andrew Deacon with Dave Haines, Looe RNLI lifeboat operations manager and Looe RNLI volunteers crew

Jenny and Andrew Deacon are the past ladies and club captains with Looe Golf Club. During their year as captains, they organised a series of fundraising events, including a captain’s day competition, raffles, quiz nights and craft fares. One challenging fundraising activity was for any golfer who unfortunately found their ball landing in a nominated bunker to pay a forfeit into the fund.

Last Wednesday, 4 December 2019, Jenny and Andrew visited Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station to donate the proceeds of their years fundraising activities. Jenny explained that their chosen charities were Looe RNLI and the Plymouth Chestnut Appeal, and the money raised by the golf club has been split between these two charities. After meeting some of the crew, Jenny and Andrew were shown around the charity’s inshore lifeboats and watched our volunteer crew launch the charity’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Sheila and Dennis Tongue II on exercise.

Accepting the cheque, Lifeboat Operations Manager, Dave Haines thanked Jenny, Andrew and all the members of Looe Golf Club for the generous donation. Dave went on to explain how their donation would be used to ensure the inshore lifeboats are always ready for service, enabling our volunteer crews to continue saving lives at sea.

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Notes to editors

Photos:

· Looe Golf Club past captains, Jenny and Andrew Deacon with Dave Haines, Looe RNLI lifeboat operations manager and Looe RNLI volunteers crew
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

Information

· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith

· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk

· Looe RNLI Facebook page www.facebook.com/LooeRNLI

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For more information please telephone Ian Foster, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Looe Lifeboat Station, on 07902 753228 or looelpo@ianfoster.com or ian_foster@rnli.org.uk

or Amy Caldwell, RNLI Regional Media Manager, on 07920 818807 or amy_caldwell@rnli.org.uk

or Emma Haines, RNLI Regional Media Officer, on 07786 668847 or emma.haines@rnli.org.uk

Alternatively you can contact the RNLI Duty Press Officer on 01202 336789

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