Trafalgar Wharf supports Hayling RNLI

Presenting the cheque


Trafalgar Wharf Ltd at Portchester extended its Christmas cheer to the Hayling Island RNLI Lifeboat Station in the form of a cheque for £100, raised by not signing 500 Christmas cards!

Sales Manager Corinne Marshall (pictured 2nd from left) came up with the idea that instead of the 15 staff all signing the 500 Christmas cards to customers, they would donate a sum of money to equate with the man hours saved. The boatyard in Portchester has over 300 boats in its yard including The Drystack facility and is always keen to support a charity at Christmas. Corinne said ‘ We like to do more than just send greetings cards to our customers and because of the nature of our business, see the RNLI as an important charity to support. You couldn’t really be without the RNLI since the sea is a scary place.’ Each card, which was an RNLI card, contained a message explaining why they were not signed and an estimate that assuming each signature took 10 seconds equated to many hours of signing and lots of tired fingers!

As she presented the cheque for £100 to Jonathan Bradbury Lifeboat Station Manager on Sunday January 20th, in a flurry of snow and with the temperature at zero, Corinne continued, ‘The work the RNLI do is invaluable and the crews do a sterling job. They are very brave.’

The Company decided to support the Hayling Island RNLI since the Customer Service Manager, Leah Davis, (pictured right) used to work alongside Senior Helm Paul Lewis (pictured in full lifeboat crew kit). Jonathan said ‘We are very grateful for this donation, raised in such an imaginative way, as it will to help us continue to save lives at sea.’

Service Numbers 2019

Total Launches: 84
Atlantic 85: 42
D-Class: 42

Services Totals

2015 - 67
2014 -77
2013 - 86
2012 - 77

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Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) onSunday, 25 July 2021
Low Tide:06:08 ( 0.80m )
High Tide:13:25 ( 4.70m )
Low Tide:18:29 ( 1.00m )
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