Freemasons hand over donation to Torbay lifeboat

Group presents giant cheque to lifeboat

Presenting the Cheque is Leader of Devon Lodge John Bird (on Left) , Lynn Spillett (Chair Torbay Lifeboat) and David Phillips (RNLI Community Engagement)and Tony Lamar the Charity Steward (on right). - Credit: Submitted

The Newton Abbot Lodge of the Devon Freemasons have made a special presentation to the Torbay lifeboat.

The Freemasons and the RNLI have a long association going back to 1871 with the provision of a lifeboat at North Berwick.

Over the years 14 lifeboats have been provided, locally Hope Cove in 1878 had a lifeboat station built, and more recently in our sister province of Cornwall the Newquay lifeboat Valerie Wilson is still in service.

Regular fundraising of any amount helps the RNLI.