Island turns orange for lifeboats

By Abby Rugg

Monday, February 18, 2013

 

Island turns orange for lifeboats

Gatten and Lake Primary School was among those to Support Go Orange on the Isle of Wight. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

GO ORANGE weekend has raised an estimated £11,500 for independent lifeboats on the Isle of Wight.

People donned colourful outfits and took part in activities to raise money and awareness for three lifeboat stations — Sandown and Shanklin, Ryde and Freshwater.

Schools held mufti-days and there were fundraising dance nights, quizzes and collections around the Isle of Wight.

Mark Birch, operations manager at Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat, said: "It was our fourth year of celebrating Go Orange Day and we get more support from people year after year."

For more Go Orange pictures and stories, please see the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, February 22.

Reporter: abbyr@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by Mike Crowe

18th February 2013, at 17:47:59

Susannah congratulations also to those who man the Inshore Lifeboats. I know what volunteering means but when you volunteer and put your life on the line .............................. :-)

I do hope that everyone who donated, now understand that the Inshore lifeboats are not funded by the RNLI and that the only connection with them is co-operation in saving life.

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by Susannah Thornton

18th February 2013, at 12:31:31

Congratulations to all involved in the fundraising.

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