Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Donations in memory of Scott Miles help fund new lifejackets at Swanage
Money raised from the Swanage RNLI SOS day events have been allocated to this special appeal to fund these extra lifejackets. In what has become an annual tradition the Swanage RNLI volunteers hosted a carwash raising £990, a collection at the Co-Op totalling £131 and provided refreshments at the Catholic Hall making £493. These record breaking amounts together with funds raised from other local collections took Swanage’s SOS total to a fantastic £1647! This fundraising total on top of the funds from Scott’s memorial fund will provide the money needed to purchase the new lifejackets.
Martin Steeden, Swanage Lifeboat Coxswain, said: 'It is fantastic to see the community pull together in this way providing such generous support to our station. It is also an honour to provide a long lasting legacy to Scott in such a fitting way. Our thanks go to everyone involved and a particular thank you to the Miles family for agreeing to support this worthy cause.'