School Cake Sale Helps Cowes RNLI

21st March 2014

Hugh Robotham, RNLI Deputy Launching Authority, receives the cheque from Oliver Evans (left) and James Fletcher, both aged 11. Wearing the RNLI kit is Mitchell Cox.

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