Stelrad helps replace lost Skegnes lifeboat

Locally based businesses in the Skegness area have pulled together to raise the funds needed to replace an inshore RNLI lifeboat that exploded recently when it answered a call to help in a search for a missing man off the East Coast. Luckily none of the crew of three was hurt and all managed to swim the 200 metres back to shore after the boat caught fire.

The local branch of City Plumbing Supplies organised a raffle to raise money towards the appeal with the first prize of a brand new heating system and has asked a number of manufacturer suppliers to provide elements of the heating system.

Stelrad’s Business Development Manager for the region is George Denton and he was pleased to be able to respond to the appeal that Stelrad would indeed supply the radiators for the heating system being given as the first prize. Stelrad has donated six of its sector leading Softline radiators.

The boat that needs replacing is one of the RNLI’s Class D inshore lifeboats – the orange inflatable boats with a powerful outboard motor to drive it – the type seen regularly all around the UK: “We’re delighted to be able to help support such a wonderful charity that does fantastic work 365 days a year around the coast of the UK,” said George Denton. “It’s a novel way of providing the replacement but one of which we’re hugely supportive. We wish the appeal all the success in the world and hope to hear that the boat has been replaced very soon.”

Daren Wainwright is Assistant Manager at City Plumbing Supplies Skegness branch: “We’re really grateful to so many of our suppliers coming on board to help us with this raffle to raise money for the RNLI boat – and Stelrad’s support is very welcome. It’s Softline radiator range is extremely popular through our branch – it’s a compact radiator design with an attractive curved top grille and end panels – giving them a designer look – an excellent choice for modern heating systems.”

Visit stelrad.wpengine.com for more information on the extensive range of Stelrad radiators available via the merchant network across the UK. Alternatively, you can call for brochures and information on 0844 543 6200, or email marketing@stelrad.com . You can follow Stelrad on Twitter @Stelrad or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StelradRadiators.

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The Skegness Inshore lifeboat that was lost with the crew that made it back to shore..

The Skegness Inshore lifeboat that was lost with the crew that made it back to shore..