19 April 2024

Youngsters help raise money for town’s lifeboat

Two groups of youngsters have handed a welcome fundraising boost to Hornsea Inshore Rescue.

Hornsea School and Language College’s year sevens celebrated the European Day of Languages by holding a European Bake Sale with all proceeds going to the independent lifeboat charity.

The pupils had to bake anything with a European theme and the bakes were then sold during break and lunchtime. The total sum of £145 was presented to crew member Carl Handley by pupils Freddie Field, Jaxon Holmes, Alice Wilson and Scarlett Overment at a ceremony at the school.

Carl expressed his appreciation on behalf of all the Hornsea Inshore Rescue crew and backup team, saying it was so pleasing to get so much support from the younger members of the public.

He said: “The organisation is always on the lookout for new members and maybe the bakers would like to join the organisation as trainee crew or backup team in the not-too-distant future.”

Meanwhile, three Lifestylers – Riley, Liubov and Harry, collectively known as the Happy Horizons – visited the station last week to present them with a donation of £135. The money had been raised by a mass bake-off of cakes and buns which they sold at the school entrance on Newbegin.

Carl and fellow crew member James Kennedy gratefully received the donation and gave the group a tour of the station including the lifeboat and its huge launching tractor.

Carl said: “It was wonderful to receive such a donation which was raised through the initiative and hard work by these great kids.

“It’s humbling to know we have so much support and appreciation from the local community, especially the younger generation.”

On behalf of the children, Riley’s mother, Sonia Loudon, said: “We would like to thank all the customers and those who didn’t buy but contributed to the funds.

“It was a very good experience for the children, who are in their last year at primary school. It boosted their confidence and abilities to talk and interact with the public. They all thoroughly enjoyed it.”

On Monday, Hornsea Inshore Rescue received a further donation from the Hornsea Sea Angling Club after its open sea fishing match on Sunday raised £145.

CEO and station manager Sue Hickson-Marsay MBE thanked the club, saying: “It’s lovely to know that we have so much support from local people. It’s donations such as these that keep the organisation operational and able to keep on saving lives. The support is so necessary and very much appreciated.”