Oddfellows Present Chiswick RNLI with Big Cheque

Friendly society raise £1,000 for local crew

Oddfellows Chairman Heather Pearman presents the cheque to Wayne Bellamy from the RNLIOddfellows Chairman Heather Pearman presents the cheque to Wayne Bellamy

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West London friendly society the Oddfellows, have presented a cheque to the RNLI Thames for the sum of £1,000 this month.

Station Manager Wayne Bellamy from the RNLI Chiswick Lifeboat Station gave a talk on the work they do on the Thames. Afterwards, West London Chairman, Heather Pearman, presented Wayne with the £1,000 donation.

Commenting on the donation, Heather said, “The links between the Oddfellows and the RNLI go way back – we’ve supported them since 1868. The selfless bravery shown by their crews is extraordinary. We hope to continue to raise funds for RNLI Chiswick in the future.”

Wayne Bellamy thanked Heather, saying, “I was delighted to share some background about our work with the Oddfellows and was taken by surprise when they presented me with the cheque! We are most grateful for the donation which will help us to renew vital equipment.”

95 per cent of the RNLI’s total income comes from donations and legacies, which is depended on by its volunteers and supporters to deliver their life-saving services.

Established in 1810, the Oddfellows is one of the largest and oldest friendly societies in the UK, with 404,000 members across 115 Branches nationwide. It is a non-profit mutual run by its members and does its best to improve the quality of people’s lives through friendship, care and charity. It costs from £25 a year to join.

The Oddfellows’ West London Branch arranges regular social events and fundraising activities in the area. To find out more click here or call 0208 7415297.

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October 30, 2021

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