Charity cheque

PUBLISHED: 11:59 05 October 2006 | UPDATED: 21:19 29 May 2010

THE Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Dunmow branch was presented with a cheque for £1861 by the Rotaract Club of Chelmsford. The presentation took place at the plaque to Lionel Lukin by the Doctor s Pond in Great Dunmow. Dunmow-born Mr Lukin is

THE Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Dunmow branch was presented with a cheque for £1861 by the Rotaract Club of Chelmsford.

The presentation took place at the plaque to Lionel Lukin by the Doctor's Pond in Great Dunmow.

Dunmow-born Mr Lukin is known as the inventor of the first unsinkable lifeboat in the 18th century.

RNLI Dunmow branch chairman David Barber thanked Ian Johnston, president of the Chelmsford Rotaract Club, for the cheque which represented a successful year of fund-raising. Members of the club will visit Harwich Lifeboat Station to see how the money will be put to use.

The Rotaract Club allows 18 to 30-year-olds to meet new people and to try activities. To find out more about the club call 07951 741948.

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