Slimmers support lifeboat appeal

Louise Greenaway and Rachael Green from the Amble branch of Slimming World, along with some of their members, present �150 to Eleanor Cassidy  of the RNLI Shannon Appeal.'Picture by Jane Coltman
Louise Greenaway and Rachael Green from the Amble branch of Slimming World, along with some of their members, present �150 to Eleanor Cassidy of the RNLI Shannon Appeal.'Picture by Jane Coltman

Louise Greenaway and Rachael Green from the Amble branch of Slimming World, along with some of their members, have presented £150 to Eleanor Cassidy, of Amble Lifeboat Fund-raisers.

As reported in last week’s Gazette, the fund-raisers are celebrating after a major campaign to collect £200,000 towards a new state-of-the-art lifeboat has been completed – one month ahead of schedule.

The ambitious target, to help bring a Shannon-class vessel to Amble, was achieved last Sunday during a coffee morning at the charity’s lifeboat station in the harbour town.

The new lifeboat is currently being built at the RNLI’s All-weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole, Dorset, and it is hoped that it will be in service later this year. It will be named Elizabeth and Leonard in memory of a couple whose legacy will help partially to fund the vessel.

The money-making appeal was launched in July 2014.