Over the last 12 months Bristol-based Appeal Home Shading has been raising money for the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat team who serve the river Dart and the waters of Start Bay.
Appeal has matched every single customer brochure request with a donation to the charity. The company, which is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of powered blinds, conservatory blinds, window shutters and awnings, raised £5827 in the year.
The original Dartmouth lifeboat helped protect river users from Totnes through to Dartmouth from 1878 until 1896. The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat went on service in 2007 and is supported by all weather lifeboats; to the east by Torbay lifeboat at Brixham and to the west by the Salcombe lifeboat.
The Appeal Group’s Chairman, Michael Madigan, recently presented a cheque to Jake Moores OBE DL, the Chairman of the RNLI Dart, at the Dartmouth lifeboat station (see attached photograph). Michael has strong associations with the Dartmouth area and along with his wife Jane, is a patron of RNLI Dart. As a keen yachtsman he is very aware of the importance of staying safe on the water. Speaking of his respect and admiration for the dedicated volunteer organization, Michael said: “I am delighted that Appeal has partnered with the RNLI as our nominated charity. I spend many weekends out on the water and it is reassuring to know that there is a brave team like the RNLI Dart out there to help keep river users safe. We’re delighted to have raised funds for this vital charity and to maintain the fantastic work of these volunteer crews.”
Speaking about what the donation means to the RNLI Dart, Jake Moores said: “It was a great pleasure, on behalf of RNLI Dart, to accept a cheque from Mike and Jane Madigan of the Appeal Group to support the excellent work of the Dart lifeboat and all the volunteers who help Save Lives at Sea.”
For more information on Appeal Home Shading, visit www.appealshading.com
To find out more about the work of RNLI Dart, please visit http://www.dartlifeboat.org.uk