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Byline: Following the auction of two rare Ferrari’s generously gifted to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as a legacy, RNLI Chief Executive Paul Boissier said:
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‘We are overwhelmed by the sale price of the two Ferraris, a legacy so generously gifted to our charity by car enthusiast Richard Colton. His legacy will help our volunteer crews carry out their lifesaving work around the coast. In line with Mr Colton’s wishes, some of the money raised from the sale will go towards funding a new Shannon class lifeboat which will be named after Mr Colton and his late wife Richard and Caroline Colton.

‘Six out of ten lifeboat launches are only made possible by legacies, large and small, left to the RNLI in people’s wills. These gifts help pay for the training and equipment our lifeboat crews rely on when they launch into the unknown, in all weathers, day or night to save others.  We are deeply grateful to Mr Colton for his generosity which will be felt most by our volunteers and the people whose lives they save.’

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Notes to editors

The RNLI is grateful for every legacy received – large or small – and as part of Free Wills Month, the RNLI is offering people who are aged 55 or over the opportunity to write or amend their Will for free at participating solicitors in England and Wales (subject to conditions) during October. For more information, visit RNLI.org/freewills .

Media contacts
• James Oxley RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk 
• Sophie Coller-Nielsen RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789         

Byline: Following the auction of two rare Ferrari’s generously gifted to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as a legacy, RNLI Chief Executive Paul Boissier said:
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‘We are overwhelmed by the sale price of the two Ferraris, a legacy so generously gifted to our charity by car enthusiast Richard Colton. His legacy will help our volunteer crews carry out their lifesaving work around the coast. In line with Mr Colton’s wishes, some of the money raised from the sale will go towards funding a new Shannon class lifeboat which will be named after Mr Colton and his late wife Richard and Caroline Colton.

‘Six out of ten lifeboat launches are only made possible by legacies, large and small, left to the RNLI in people’s wills. These gifts help pay for the training and equipment our lifeboat crews rely on when they launch into the unknown, in all weathers, day or night to save others.  We are deeply grateful to Mr Colton for his generosity which will be felt most by our volunteers and the people whose lives they save.’

ENDS

Notes to editors

The RNLI is grateful for every legacy received – large or small – and as part of Free Wills Month, the RNLI is offering people who are aged 55 or over the opportunity to write or amend their Will for free at participating solicitors in England and Wales (subject to conditions) during October. For more information, visit RNLI.org/freewills .

Media contacts
• James Oxley RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk 
• Sophie Coller-Nielsen RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789