21st March 2014
Cakes were turned into money at Cowes Primary School, with the result that a cheque for £51.94 made out to the local RNLI lifeboat station, was presented at the school assembly.
The sale of cakes came after some of the children had been given a conducted tour of the station and then wanted to help boost the funds of the life-saving charity.
Receiving the cheque, Hugh Rowbotham, demonstrated what a crew member wore when responding to an emergency by helping eight year old Mitchell Cox to don a reduced version of a dry suit.
Hugh was welcomed by the acting head teacher Stephen Holland who in turn introduced Year Six teacher Becky Bevan who had led a ‘sinking and swimming’ themed topic that included the work of the RNLI.
Author: George Chastney, Lifeboat Press Officer.
Photo Credit: RNLI/Cowes