Graystone Lodge Supports RNLI

Funding boost for Whitstable Lifeboat




Whitstable Lifeboat Stations funds were boosted when, on the 1st June, Graystone Lodge made a present of £500.

Worshipful Master Gerry Skinner, who made the presentation on behalf of the Lodge to members of the crew during a training session at the lifeboat station, explained that:

“The monies were raised by the profits from a tombola at our ladies night held back in April at the Marine Hotel. The lodge has a long tradition of supporting local charities and on this occasion the RNLI was chosen by my wife Kathy as we have long been associated with the fund-raising side of the lifeboat and our Son-in-Law is now a member of the crew. Each year the Lodge gives anything up to £1500 in the form of small grants to local charities in addition to fund-raising for various national charities”

Whitstable Lifeboat Stations Operations Manager Mike Judge said “We thank the Lodge for their efforts on our behalf and all donations to the station are most welcome. With the arrival of the summer months, the station and our crews now enter the busiest part of the year and we have already this year launched to 19 calls, and it is always good to know that local organizations and people are still prepared to support the station and the RNLI”.

22 June 2011