A fundraising initiative by Cowes-based Seasafe Systems has seen the handover of a cheque for £500 to Cowes RNLI.
Seasafe, which specialises in marine safety clothing and other marine products, nominated the RNLI to benefit from the company’s scheme to service boat owners’ lifejackets. The money came by way of many operators of the 60 collection points across the country opting to give their commission to the charity.
As a result of the fundraising efforts, Seasafe’s managing director, Jeremy Dale, recently presented a cheque for £500 to the Cowes lifeboat station’s operations manager, Mark Southwell.
“We very much appreciate a local company supporting the RNLI in this way.
“Lifejackets are so important for sea safety, which is why we were pleased to find in a survey last Summer that lifejackets were worn by nearly 50 percent of boat users in Cowes Harbour.”