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INDEPEDENT LIFEBOAT WINS COMMUNITY FUND

sandownshanklinlifeboatThe team behind Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat are celebrating their success of receiving an amazing £3000 grant this week after winning 32.98% of the votes in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund competition.

The unique competition saw a number of charities across the Island nominated for the chance to win the generous grant, with customers voting both online and in branch for the charity of their choice.

Taking a high percentage of the votes against three other Island charities, SSILB will now purchase new, specially designed search and rescue lifejackets.

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Ryde Inshore Rescue, the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and St Catherine’s School have all received £300.

Congratulations from Island Echo!

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