New lifeboat on the way this decade

IN RESPONSE to the supportive letter from Mr Birley.

A list of all the charitable organisations assisted by the Plaxton Trust will be a long one, but when compiled we are prepared to forward it to your paper in accordance with his proposal.

On the subject of a new lifeboat there has been some recent correspondence with the RNLI.

A longer, faster and better equipped replacement for the existing Mersey class boat is currently under development.

It has been confirmed that the vessel will be named RNIB Frederick William Plaxton, and there is every reason to hope that it will be on station in the course of this present decade.

John Parkinson (Trustee)

FW Plaxton Charitable Trust