LETTER: Every little helps our charity

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I write to sincerely thank all of the generous people who kindly contributed to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution collections at Tesco stores in Market Deeping and Holbeach during two recent weekends.

We are delighted that a total of £1,026 was raised.

The extra funds will be most welcome as, although almost all RNLI crews are volunteers, the cost of fuel and equipment has risen in the last year.

In 2010, the RNLI made 8,713 launches, rescuing 8,313 people at sea, an all-time record.

I would also like to express my appreciation to the staff of both Tesco stores who were supportive and helpful throughout.

Peter Warren

RNLI Hon Treasurer

Spalding Branch