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Sunday, 12 January 2020

RNLI Milford Branch Folds

Sadly the Milford on Sea Branch will no longer exist in its current form. The current Committee has been in place for many years and early last year, several key Committee members, notably Secretary, Chair and Vice Chair declared they would not be standing for re-election in 2020. Despite extensive advertising/canvassing among the local sailing fraternity, branch membership and the village generally, there was not one offer of help and without these key roles being filled, the Branch cannot function. 

RNLI HQ at Poole confirmed maintenance of our coin collection boxes in pubs, shops, and local clubs can continue; donations, and Flag Day collections can also continue as long as there is a “Treasurer” to accept, bank, and account for monies received on behalf of the RNLI. Treasurer, John Pruden, who has been in post for many years, is prepared to continue with the management of these income streams, so RNLI Milford on Sea will continue to exist but in a less obvious form, but with the option of redeveloping a more proactive fund-raising role if an appropriate Committee were to be established in the future. 

RNLI Milford on Sea Branch has existed for more than 50 years, and has made a significant financial contribution to the RNLI and its invaluable work of saving lives at sea, on beaches, on rivers and flooded areas. Hopefully staunch members will continue their support via the Lymington and/or Highcliffe Branches and their events.

If you would like to run the branch please drop me an email and I will pass your details on. click here.

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