Boating charity buoyed by donation of lifejackets - The Rugby Observer

Boating charity buoyed by donation of lifejackets

BUOYANT members of a Braunston-based boating charity have welcomed a donation which will aid the safety of users on local canals.

LNBP Community Boating received a donation of new life jackets from neighbours Midland Chandlers, suppliers of canal and narrow boat equipment.

Together with life jacket specialists Crewsaver, Midland Chandlers – which has a canalside store in Braunston – has supplied LNBP with a full quota of the latest life jackets to support the charity’s future activities.

LNBP, which provides canal holidays for community groups and organisations aboard its two full-sized narrow boats, needed to replace its ageing stock.

John Tobin, Chairperson at LNBP Community Boating, said: “We are so grateful for the generosity and efforts that Midland Chandlers and Crewsaver have made with the donation.

“Being based not far from each other, we have always had a strong relationship and look forward to further developing our close links as well as some new initiatives with both them and Crewsaver in times to come.”

LNBP was also awarded a contribution towards the cost of the life jackets from the Rugby Group Benevolent Fund.

Mr Tobin added: “We are equally delighted and thankful to the Board of the Rugby Group for this wonderful donation which will also benefit so many people to enjoy our local and regional canals safely.”


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