RNLI in funeral cash boost

RNLI Skegness crew members with friends and family of Brian Terry handing over money raised in his memory at the Skegness RNLI Station.
RNLI Skegness crew members with friends and family of Brian Terry handing over money raised in his memory at the Skegness RNLI Station.
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MONEY raised at the funeral of a much-loved Nottinghamshire man has been donated to the RNLI station in Skegness.

Retired miner Brian Terry, 63, of Hucknall, died in January this year after a fight with cancer.

Instead of flowers, friends and family of the 63-year-old were asked to donate to good causes at his funeral - which raised more than £1,000.

Although he hailed from landlocked Nottinghamshire, Mr Terry was a keen sea angler and had requested money be given to the RNLI.

Family and friends took a day trip to the Skegness RNLI station on Easter Monday to present a cheque for £705.

A further £300 has been split between Treetops Hospice in Derbyshire and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Pam Terry, Mr Terry’s widow, said: “Brian was a deep sea angler and was Secretary of the National Federation of Sea Anglers Midland Division for 18 years.

“The RNLI was always close to his heart and this donation was what he asked for.”

John Irving, Coxswain Mechanic at RNLI Skegness, said: “All the money will go towards the overall running costs of the RNLI station and our restricted fund, which is used to help when crew need things like a new pair of boots or a lifejacket.

“It will be put to good use. The RNLI nationally costs £150 million a year to run, and the money will not only help us in Skegness but with other lifeboats around the country as a whole.”