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Isle of Wight to get new lifeboat station?

Thu 7 Apr 2011

Isle of Wight to get new lifeboat station?

A new lifeboat station in Cowes could be set to get the go-ahead after proposals received celebrity backing, those heading on Isle of Wight holidays may be pleased to hear.

Actress Celia Imrie - who has starred in the film Nanny McPhee - has launched a £1 million public appeal for funds to help create the facility, the Isle of Wight Chronicle reports.

The performer said she was delighted to be the patron of the Cowes Lifeboat Station Appeal and noted it will be wonderful for a new complex to be constructed.

She observed: “The current station is a changing room, an office, a classroom, so they need this new station.”

As part of the improvements, the charity is set to refurbish the old Custom House building to help improve lifeboat launching times.

The newspaper recently reported that two boats set to take part in the Cowes to Monte Carlo Offshore Powerboat Grand Prix will be exhibited at the Ribex 2011 yacht event, which is taking place between May 13th and 15th.

Posted by Louise Parkes
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