Lifeboat cash in memory of Ken Thompson

The late Ken Thompson's sons Tony and Alyn hand over the cheque to Paul Hart of the RNLI.
The late Ken Thompson's sons Tony and Alyn hand over the cheque to Paul Hart of the RNLI.

A cheque has been presented to the Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Station by members of the late Ken Thompson’s family in memory of him.

Ken, who was a lifelong supporter of the RNLI, passed away in April this year in Derby.

His sons Tony and Alyn made the pilgrimage North to hand over a cheque for £500.

Ken was the brother in law of captain Tom Hall who himself was a mainstay of the lifeboat operation in Staithes.

Tony said: “Dad always worked with youth organisations and as a part of their fund raising community work he would always encourage the youngsters to support the RNLI and the Staithes station in particular.”