Supporter presentation followed by shout for Newquay RNLI volunteers
Newquay's RNLI lifeboat volunteers were kept busy on Sunday (6 January) with an exercise launch, a supporter presentation in memory of a local man and a call to assist a charter fishing boat in difficulties.
On Sunday morning, Newquay lifeboat crew met Lee Pascoe, who presented a donation of £185 to the crew, the proceeds of his latest darts match held at Newquay Rowing Club, in memory of his father, Tim Pascoe, a popular local man and RNLI supporter, who worked as the rowing club steward at Newquay Harbour and died in 2005 at the age of 49.
At around 3pm, a few hours after returning from exercise, the RNLI crew launched the charity's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat on their second call of 2019, to assist a 38ft charter vessel, which was disabled by rope around her propeller, with approximately nine people on-board, three miles north of Newquay.
One of the lifeboat crew went into the water in full protective gear and was able to free the propeller, allowing the fishing boat and crew to return safely to Padstow under her own power.
A member of the lifeboat team said: 'It was a pleasure to meet Lee on Sunday morning and accept his kind donation to the crew, and the value of this kind of support was emphasised within hours, when the lifeboat crew were called to help the charter boat and her passengers'.
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Attached picture, Lee Pascoe presents his donation to Newquay RNLI crew. Credit: Carey Thomas.
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Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 180 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved 140,000 lives.
A charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.