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Lytham’s life-saving RNLI has received a cash boost thanks to Lancashire’s largest music festival.

In addition to donating thousands of pounds worth of tickets to the charity each year, Lytham Festival bosses have gifted a cheque for £1,500.

Festival Director of Operations Joe Robinson attended the official Lytham St Annes RNLI Open day on Saturday to see the work being undertaken by the service as well as meet with key personnel.

Festival co-founder Peter Taylor said: “As coastal residents we all know and value the incredible work of the RNLI. In Lytham they are our closest neighbours during Lytham Festival. This means they do have to close their shop during the event which affects their income. We enormously appreciate their support of the festival which is why we are always to happy to help them where we can.

“As a thank you each year we provide the RNLI locally with several thousand pounds worth of tickets that they can use for fundraising and this year I am delighted we are also able to make a cash donation for £1,500.”

Lytham St Annes RNLI Coxswain Mechanic Tom Stuart added: “We are very grateful for this donation. Lytham Festival has very kindly given us the opportunity to fundraise from the very early days of the event and we look forward to continuing this into the future, particularly as next year is the 200th anniversary of the RNLI.”

Lytham Festival returns from Wednesday 03 to Saturday 07 July 2024.

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