Staff from Beaverbrooks the Jewellers, have once again supported their local Lytham St Annes Lifeboat.
A delegation of four members of the IT team at Beaverbrooks visited the RNLI station at St. Annes and presented Martin Jaggs, the Coxswain of the lifeboat, with a cheque for £480.
Beaverbroks was founded in 1919 and has always had an ethic of giving something back to the community. Each year the company allocate money to their staff and the various teams then decide which local charity they want to see benefit.
Luckily for Martin and his crew, the IT team at Beaverbrooks decided that their local lifeboat should receive their donation. The team met some of the crew and were then taken on a tour of the Mersey class boat Her Majesty the Queen.
Martin said: “This is not the first time that the staff and management at Beaverbrooks has supported us here at Lytham St. Annes. In the past they have helped with our Open Days and one staff member completed the Morecambe Bay walk on our behalf. The crew and I would like to thank them all and hope that we can continue to liaise in the future.”
He added: “Our crew deserve the best gear, our outgoings are high so even the smallest donation is welcome. A full all-weather lifeboat kit costs £1,296 – that pays for the jacket, trousers, gloves, thermal top, boots, safety helmet, pager, and lifejacket, however, our volunteers will wear it on every rescue for years to come.”