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Whitby Woman Raises £22,000 For Whitby RNLI

Whitby Woman Raises £22,000 For Whitby RNLI

Published by Karen Liu at 10:44am 5th June 2020.

A woman from Whitby has raised £22,000 for the town's RNLI. 

Mavis Paling, 72, has been tirelessly sewing and selling dog bandanas for the last few years to raise money for the RNLI and has now turned her hand to face masks.

With her usual selling spots closed, such as her daughter's pub, the Black Horse in Whitby, and fundraising events cancelled, Mavis decided to come up with another way of fundraising for the charity.

She recently donated 30 face masks featuring an anchor pattern to the Whitby RNLI volunteer crew, and has sold a further 120 for a pound each, these latest sales sent her total to £22,000.

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Mavis' daughter Sue said:

"We've nicknamed her 'Super-Mave' as she has sewn literally hundreds of dog bandanas and now face masks, we would like to thank those who have kindly donated fabric to Mavis to help her in her fund raising efforts."

Howard Fields, Whitby RNLI Coxswain, said:

"Thank you Mavis from us all at Whitby RNLI, what an incredible achievement for one person to raise such a staggering amount, without people like Mavis we wouldn't be able to operate, and continue to save lives at sea."

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There are 2 comments on this page.

Margaret Jephcott, on 6th June 2020 8:43am
Well done Mavis! I have only met you one at the Lifeboat house. You do inspire me to have a go at sewing. X
Margaret Jephcott, on 6th June 2020 8:45am
Where can we buy some from? Thank you!

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