I am pleased to report the outcome of the two fundraising collections held by the Basingstoke branch of the RNLI at Chineham in June.

The first, a Tesco in-store collection on Saturday, June 3, raised £290.47, and the second, at the shopping centre on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 made £421.56.

Please pass on our sincere thanks to the many customers who gave us their support to the Lifeboat Service.

Martin Boddy



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