25th November 2018
Co-op Local Cause Scheme Report
Last year Ramsgate RNLI fund Raising Team applied to be a charity on the Co-op Local Cause Scheme, they were accepted and linked with the Co-op Grange Road Store, Co-op Funeral Care & Co-op Petrol Store in Minster. As a member of the scheme the RNLI undertook to hold two information days at Grange Road and Minster.
A really good relationship was built over the year with the staff at the Grange Road Store, they supported us with raffle prizes for some of our fundraising events and one member of staff, Harrison, decided to run events for us as part of his role development. Harrison took it upon himself to organise a raffle in aid of RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat which started on 25th September and was drawn on 10th November. He also organised two collection days at the Grange Road Store in November and a cake stall for the final National payout day.
Members of Ramsgate RNLI crew, volunteer fund raising team and supporters were on hand for the presentation of a cheque to Coxswain Ian Cannon by store manager Darren and his team for the National Local Causes Scheme and then a further £515.38 was presented which was raised by the collection days, raffles and cake stall making a grand total of £5897.88.
This is a fabulous amount of money and Ramsgate RNLI would like to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone involved, customers, staff and supporters for their generosity.
Store manager Darren presenting the cheque to Coxswain Ian Cannon.
Harrison with a RNLI volunteer on the cake stall.
Photos by Sarah Hewes