Deep in the suburbs of Barnsley, surrounded by stately homes, museums, theatres, ruins and art galleries; On a Saturday afternoon, a group of people gathered to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The event was organised by the Secretary of the Barnsley Branch of the RNLI and was attended by the committee, along with friends and neighbours. That afternoon they raised the sum of £516.00
RNLI Barnsley is an inshore Fundraising Branch for the RNLI; it was decided that the money raised would be donated to the RNLI Withernsea Lifeboat Station to benefit their station.
RNLI Barnsley Chairperson Mrs Sue Cameron handing Martin Woodhouse the presentation cheque.
So, on a sunny but windy day, Friday 20th October 2017, the committee of the RNLI Barnsley Fundraising branch visited RNLI Withernsea Lifeboat Station. When they arrived at the Lifeboat Station, they were greeted by their equivalent the RNLI Humber and Holderness Fundraising Branch and the RNLI Withernsea Lifeboat Station Crew.
After Tea and Coffee, and a talk was given by Martin Woodhouse, the Lifeboat Operations Manager, the Barnsley Branch presented a cheque for £516 to Martin and his crew, followed by a light lunch organised by the RNLI Humber & Holderness Branch.
Martin Woodhouse explaining the workings of the Inshore “Henley Eight” Lifeboat.
And a detailed breakdown of the Lifeboat man’s outfit.