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Proudfoot supermarkets support Scarborough RNLI with £250 donation

Scarborough RNLI received a donation from Scarborough retailer Proudfoot this week to help fund the vital service it provides.

The family-run supermarket group supported the RNLI with a donation of £250 through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity, which raises funds from the sale of Heritage own label products and branded items featured on the Proudfoot promotional leaflet, in addition to funds raised via the four supermarkets’ in-store collecting tins.

The donation is the second made from Proudfoot to the RNLI, with the retailer donating £10,000 to the charity in 2016, raised in stores through the 5p carrier bag charge.

Lifeboat operations manager Andrew Volans said: “It is thanks to the efforts of fundraising by local people and companies such as Proudfoot that the RNLI charity can provide the modern equipment we have in Scarborough to support the local volunteers who supply the rescue service along our coast.

“With 40 rescue calls so far this year and the weekly training that keeps the teams at the readiness needed, you can imagine that equipment becomes worn out.

“A donation like this can replace a crew’s lifejacket or some of their weather protection gear which will be so welcome as we go into the autumn and winter months, when the weather deteriorates but the rescues continue”.