Over £1,000 raised for local Lifeboat Station

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Cromer’s RNLI Lifeboat Station received a donation of over £1,000 this weekend thanks to local residents and businesses who attended a quiz night organised by the East of England Co-op Funeral Services team.

Held earlier this year at the Cliftonville Hotel, quiz goers enjoyed a fun evening of games, raffles, music and entertainment. The ‘games master’ for the evening was Pat Nearney, aka “The Norfolk Nut” who kindly donated his time.

The Cromer RNLI Lifeboat Station is one of over 230 across the UK and Ireland. Although the crew are volunteers, funding is still needed to provide the training and equipment needed to keep them safe. It costs on average £1,500 a year to train one crew member.

Local Funeral Arranger Mary Wilson, and colleague Mich Andrews, presented the cheque for £1,024 to the crew at one of their regular training sessions.

A spokesperson for the Cromer RNLI, said: “Cromer RNLI is very grateful for the donation from the East of England Co-op Cromer Funeral Branch. Several of the crew attended the evening and took part in the quiz. Helping the RNLI ensure our crew has the correct clothing and equipment, means that we are always ready to assist anyone in need.”

Rob Head, Are Manager for the East of England Co-op Funeral Services said: “It has been a fantastic start to the year for our fundraising efforts. We are committed to supporting local charities. Small donations to such worthwhile causes, makes such a big difference, and we are only too happy to help.”