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Family and Friends of Retired Seafarer Raise Funds for RNLI in his Memory

Family and Friends of Retired Seafarer Raise Funds for RNLI in his Memory

Published by Matthew Pells at 10:48am 28th March 2020.

Over £2,200 has been raised for the RNLI in memory of a retired seafarer who loved his life at sea.

Keith Wrightson died in a tragic road accident while walking home after attending a football game in Scarborough on 4 January.

Keith was in the merchant navy throughout his working life and retired as a captain a few years ago.

Keith’s wife Gill says

“He always supported anything to do with the RNLI. We used to buy our Christmas cards at the Scarborough RNLI shop. The charity was close to his heart”.

A collection at the funeral raised £670 and a generous lifeboat supporter made a donation of £210 for an unworn pair of Keith’s boots. These two sums were donated to Scarborough RNLI. A JustGiving page raised £1,322.17 for the national RNLI.

Gill and her family said they were deeply grateful to everyone who had contributed.

Andy Volans, Scarborough RNLI’s lifeboat operations manager, said:

“This is a wonderful donation supporting something that Keith held dear to his heart. The station sends our thanks and best wishes to Keith's family in this sad and troubled time. We hope we can thank Mrs Wrightson in person when normal times return"

 

 

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