Funds raised for new Whitby lifeboat

The shooting community has dug deep to help raise funds to provide Whitby RNLI with a new inshore lifeboat.

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 2:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th November 2016, 2:22 pm
Dorothy Brighton presents Whitby RNLI Coxswain Mike Russell a cheque for 160,000 from fundraisers at Warter Priory. Picture: Ceri Oakes/RNLI

A three-day event was held at the Warter Priory Estate in East Yorkshire, which raised more than £162,000.

The original aim was to provide Whitby with a new boat, but as this target was smashed on the first day, enough money was raised for two more.

The money will be used to buy a lifeboat for the RNLI relief fleet and another lifeboat for a station on the North East coast.

Frank Croft, Sam Croft, Dorothy Brighton and Richard Croft present Whitby RNLI Coxswain Mike Russell with a cheque for 160,000 from fundraisers at Warter Priory. Picture: Ceri Oakes/RNLI

Whitby’s new lifeboat will be named Warter Priory, the two others will also have connected names yet to be announced.

Frank Croft, Sam Croft, Dorothy Brighton and Richard Croft present Whitby RNLI Coxswain Mike Russell with a cheque for 160,000 from fundraisers at Warter Priory. Picture: Ceri Oakes/RNLI