Thousands for lifeboat trust

NEW chairman of the Portishead and Bristol Lifeboat Trust, John McCorquodale, was joined by the lifeboat crew to receive a cheque from the Institute of Demolition Engineers.

Portishead resident Terry Quarmby, a member and former president of the Institute, handed over the donation of �3,320.05 after nominating the lifeboat trust as the beneficiary of the organisation’s charity luncheon this year.

Mr McCorquodale replaces John Gittings, who served the trust as chairman for 14 years and as treasurer for 12 years.

At his first official engagement, Mr McCorquodale said he felt it was an honour to succeed John as chairman.

He said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for me to represent a team of people that turn out bravely in all weathers to rescue those in peril in the waters around our community. I am a professional mariner and I have always had the highest regard for the volunteer lifeboat service.”

To find out more about the Portishead and Bristol Lifeboat Trust www.portishead-lifeboat.org.uk

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