Helping RNLI get in the swing

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THE FIRM building the new Sainsbury’s supermarket in Whitby has stumped up all the cash needed to put on a fundraiser for the RNLI.

Friends Of Whitby Lifeboat (FOWL) were busy trying to get sponsors to pay for a band, the venue and food for a bash in May to raise much needed funds for the organisation.

But Longcross Construction who are working on the new store on Stainsacre Lane have contibuted £1500 which will cover all the costs, including the RAF swing wing band which will be the main attraction on the night.

Lee Wareham, construction director, said: “I have been coming here for a long time and have got a property close to here and decided before anything, as a company, we were keen to do what we could for the RNLI.

“We have all, in our team, done scuba diving and needed to have some support at some stage and think it is a great cause.

“They are heroes and dont get the support they deserve and just thought if we could do something to help we will.

“We do try and do what we can for the community but this is special because of my love for Whitby and the RNLI.”

John Ogden from FOWL added: “It has saved us a job and a big worry.”