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Byline: Record breaking Rowland RNLI raises £7k for lifeboat volunteers
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An auction of promises held by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Rowland branch is the most successful event the charity has ever held in the town.

Last night’s auction raised just over £7,000 for the lifeboat charity, beating the organisers’ target by £2,000, said Rowland RNLI Branch Chairman David Stewart.

He added: ‘Around 300 people enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Grand Hotel and their generosity has helped us raise far more money than we expected. No event we’ve organised has ever raised so much money.

‘I’d like to say thank you to all the companies and individuals who donated lots for the auction, and to everyone who helped organise the event. It was a great team effort and we’re delighted that the money raised will help provide vital training for seven of the RNLI’s volunteer lifeboatmen and women at Seatown lifeboat station.’

Seatown RNLI Coxswain Jim Smith acted as auctioneer for part of the evening and among the lots on offer was a VIP visit to Seatown lifeboat station, which sold for £220.

The most popular lot was a trip in a hot air balloon, which raised £415. Other promises and items up for auction included four tickets to a Rowland United match, a personalised birthday cake, a radio controlled model lifeboat and six hours of ironing

Notes to editors

  • Photo shows Seatown RNLI Coxswain Jim Smith presenting a radio controlled model lifeboat to successful bidder Audrey English at the Rowland RNLI Auction of Promises.Credit RNLI.

RNLI media contacts

Rowland RNLI Branch Press Officer, Joan Williams on 01234 239876 or on 07777 618922.

Byline: Record breaking Rowland RNLI raises £7k for lifeboat volunteers
Page Content:

An auction of promises held by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Rowland branch is the most successful event the charity has ever held in the town.

Last night’s auction raised just over £7,000 for the lifeboat charity, beating the organisers’ target by £2,000, said Rowland RNLI Branch Chairman David Stewart.

He added: ‘Around 300 people enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Grand Hotel and their generosity has helped us raise far more money than we expected. No event we’ve organised has ever raised so much money.

‘I’d like to say thank you to all the companies and individuals who donated lots for the auction, and to everyone who helped organise the event. It was a great team effort and we’re delighted that the money raised will help provide vital training for seven of the RNLI’s volunteer lifeboatmen and women at Seatown lifeboat station.’

Seatown RNLI Coxswain Jim Smith acted as auctioneer for part of the evening and among the lots on offer was a VIP visit to Seatown lifeboat station, which sold for £220.

The most popular lot was a trip in a hot air balloon, which raised £415. Other promises and items up for auction included four tickets to a Rowland United match, a personalised birthday cake, a radio controlled model lifeboat and six hours of ironing

Notes to editors

  • Photo shows Seatown RNLI Coxswain Jim Smith presenting a radio controlled model lifeboat to successful bidder Audrey English at the Rowland RNLI Auction of Promises.Credit RNLI.

RNLI media contacts

Rowland RNLI Branch Press Officer, Joan Williams on 01234 239876 or on 07777 618922.