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Freemasons give £300 cheque to St Mary’s Lifeboat Scilly


The St Mary’s Lifeboat has been given £300 by the Freemasons of the Province of Cornwall.

A cheque was presented to Capt. Steve Hicks, the lifeboat’s Launching Authority, in a short ceremony at Godolphin Lodge on the Isles of Scilly.

Five inshore lifeboats were given money at an annual Charity Presentation Day by Freemasons of the Province of Cornwall, which saw more than £42,000 presented to local Cornish Charities. This brought the total to £118,000 over a six-week period. As no-one from the islands could attend the Presentation Day on the mainland, the cheque to St Mary’s Lifeboat was presented locally by Godolphin Charity Steward W Bro Ian Wrigley.

Capt. Hicks thanked the Province for the donation and gave some detail about the annual £140 million that it costs to maintain a service that regularly saves over 10,000 lives a year.

Picture; From Left to Right – W Bro ‘Smudge’ Smith, Secretary of Godolphin Lodge; Capt Steve Hicks, St Mary’s Lifeboat Launching Authority; W Bro Ian Wrigley, Charity Steward Godolphin Lodge; and W Bro Tim Guthrie, Worshipful Master of Godolphin Lodge.


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