Lifesaving charity branch buoyed by fundraising achievements

Woodbrige RNLI

Woodbrige RNLI - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk charity is looking back on a successful year.

Woodbrige RNLI

Woodbrige RNLI - Credit: Archant

The Woodbridge and District RNLI raised £14,820.88 in 2014.

A ‘Three Men in a Boat’ challenge saw six crew row 140 miles of the Thames, while the ‘Three Rivers Row’ crossed the Stour, Orwell and Deben in the William Riley lifeboat, raising more than £5,000 with support from the Felixstowe branch.

Collections were held at Tesco, Wyevale, Budgens and on Flag Day in Woodbridge, and events held at Deben Yacht Club and Woodbridge Cruising Club, with sponsors donating draw prizes and corporate donations boosted by Jackson Civil Engineering, MSC and Waitrose. Woodbridge firm Bettaprint printed flyers for free – and pubs and shops raised collection box cash.

All are welcome to the AGM from 7.30pm on March 10 at the Bell and Steelyard.