Great year for ladies lifeboat guild

Scarborough Ladies Lifeboat Guild has had another successful year of fundraising.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 8:34 am
Scarborough Ladies Lifeboat Guild committee members celebrate their fundraising achievements.
Scarborough Ladies Lifeboat Guild committee members celebrate their fundraising achievements.

In 2019, the RNLI fundraisers organised a fashion show at the Crown Hotel, an afternoon tea at the Palm Court, a table-top sale at the lifeboat house and a Christmas fayre at the Park Manor.

Members collected £900 worth of 5p, 2p and 1p coins and other ways of raising money included donation boxes at hotels, shops, etc, funeral collections, donations by the public and RNLI personnel and various raffles.

All together, the total came to £6,533, taking the amount raised since the guild’s inception in 1927 to £174,500.

At the guild’s next meeting, at the Red Lea Hotel on Tuesday, February 18, the speaker will be Dawn Bell from Shipton’s jewellers. The next fundraiser is a coffee morning at the Park Manor on Tuesday, March 24, between 10.30am and noon.

A spokesman said: “New members are welcome. Call Gladys on 01723 366630 or Lynne on 01723 373788 for more information.”