Ramsgate-fundraisers-open-closed-RNLI-sales-kiosk

Byline: Without any consultation the volunteer manager of the RNLI’s Ramsgate and Broadstairs sales outlets recently announced on a town Facebook site that he was resigning and that this would result in the Broadstairs outlet closing altogether.
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This action caused an outcry by many of the town’s residents with the local press and even the town’s mayor getting involved and the matter quickly came to the attention of the Ramsgate Lifeboat Fundraiser group who have now undertaken to run the outlet and ensure its continuation.

Group chairman, Eric Burton, got in contact with Broadstairs Sailing Club who own the large shop-fronted kiosk which they have allowed the RNLI free use of for sales for over 25 years. They were keen to continue their support for the RNLI and agreed to the ongoing use of the kiosk which is situated in a very prominent position on the main access road to the harbour and beach. Additionally, Amanda Champs who manages the Margate RNLI shop readily agreed to supply the Broadstairs kiosk with stock.

Until 2011 the kiosk was run by volunteers from the Broadstairs Ladies Lifeboat Guild and was one of the most profitable outlets around the coast. Unfortunately, due to the dwindling number of active members the Guild was unable to continue to run the outlet and it was agreed that the manager of the RNLI’s then newly opened Ramsgate shop would run and stock it with volunteer help on a seasonal basis.

The kiosk opened on Good Friday for the Easter weekend under its ‘new management’ and it is intended that it will open again during the upcoming Bank Holiday weekends and during the coming summer season.   

RNLI media contacts
• John Ray, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer (Ramsgate Lifeboat)
07759 480825 / john.g.ray@talk21.com
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
• James Oxley, RNLI Press Officer (London/South East/East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 33678.
 

Byline: Without any consultation the volunteer manager of the RNLI's Ramsgate and Broadstairs sales outlets recently announced on a town Facebook site that he was resigning and that this would result in the Broadstairs outlet closing altogether.
Page Content:

This action caused an outcry by many of the town’s residents with the local press and even the town’s mayor getting involved and the matter quickly came to the attention of the Ramsgate Lifeboat Fundraiser group who have now undertaken to run the outlet and ensure its continuation.

Group chairman, Eric Burton, got in contact with Broadstairs Sailing Club who own the large shop-fronted kiosk which they have allowed the RNLI free use of for sales for over 25 years. They were keen to continue their support for the RNLI and agreed to the ongoing use of the kiosk which is situated in a very prominent position on the main access road to the harbour and beach. Additionally, Amanda Champs who manages the Margate RNLI shop readily agreed to supply the Broadstairs kiosk with stock.

Until 2011 the kiosk was run by volunteers from the Broadstairs Ladies Lifeboat Guild and was one of the most profitable outlets around the coast. Unfortunately, due to the dwindling number of active members the Guild was unable to continue to run the outlet and it was agreed that the manager of the RNLI’s then newly opened Ramsgate shop would run and stock it with volunteer help on a seasonal basis.

The kiosk opened on Good Friday for the Easter weekend under its ‘new management’ and it is intended that it will open again during the upcoming Bank Holiday weekends and during the coming summer season.   

RNLI media contacts
• John Ray, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer (Ramsgate Lifeboat)
07759 480825 / john.g.ray@talk21.com
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
• James Oxley, RNLI Press Officer (London/South East/East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 33678.