16 June 2024

Shipping companies hand over more welcome lifeboat donations

Hornsea Inshore Rescue has received donations from two organisations associated with shipping and transport.

The first was from PD Ports, based on Teesside, which has a Find It, Fund It scheme where, on a monthly basis, the staff decide on a worthy charity to receive a donation.

Kim Catterick of PD Ports visited the independent lifeboat charity at last Thursday evening’s training session and presented a cheque for £600. She said: “We are very pleased to have picked Hornsea Inshore Rescue because they are a local charity, all volunteers, and as
a Hornsea resident I am very proud we have them doing so much for the community.”

The second donation was presented by Geoff Catterick and David Kuhr- Jones of the Humber Freight Social Group. This group works with young people in the shipping industry, on both banks of the Humber, organising educational visits to continental ports.

After many years of doing this vital work they found themselves with an excess of reserves and decided to donate some of them to Hornsea Inshore Rescue.

Presenting a cheque for £2,990, Geoff and David said that it was a pleasure to contribute to such a very worthy cause and an important asset to the coastal community. Thanking both organisations, Sue Hickson-Marsay MBE, CEO and station manager at Hornsea Inshore Rescue, said: “It can be quite humbling to know that people really appreciate what we do and how we are only able to do it because of the generosity and appreciation shown by local people.

“We have many exciting projects planned for this year including a new lifeboat and equipment. These have only become possible due to the dedicated work of our volunteers and the donations such as these.”

Hornsea Inshore Rescue is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is a totally independent local rescue organisation supported solely by donations and grants. Visitors and volunteers are always welcome. For more information, phone Sue on 07796 257989 or Ian on 01964 534302.