Sisters, 8 and 10, raise £100 in 5p coins for Chiswick RNLI

Image above: young fundraisers visit Chiswick RNLI with their £100 in 5p pieces

The girsl saved their 5p pieces over several years

Two girls have raised around £100 for Chiswick RNLI, by collecting 5ps pieces over ‘many years’.

Pepper and Sloane Moseley, aged 10 and 8, visited the Chiswick RNLI Lifeboat Station in December, where they were “made very welcome” by Chiswick Lifeboat volunteers Liam and Matt as they  handed over the coins in little glass jars with their grandparents Mary and lvan Moseley.

Betty Frith, the honourary treasurer of the RNLI’s Hertfordshire branch initiated the idea of giving children little glass jars to colled five pence pieces in, so they are known as ‘Betty’s pots’.

In 2016, Betty appealed to local cafes, B&Bs and hotels, or anyone who uses the small conserve pots, to keep them aside to cleaned, re-labelled and re-used for 5p donations.

Mary Moseley, Pepper and Sloane’s grandmother said:

‘Our grandchildren enjoyed donning their life jackets and going on the lifeboat, and we’re delighted to think that those heavy 5p pieces were going to a very good cause.’

Chiswick RNLI lifeboat station is the second busiest in the UK and Ireland. Since The RNLI search and rescue service on the Thames started in 2002, Chiswick Lifeboat has attended over 4,000 incidents and rescued more than 1,750 people. The RNLI is entirely funded by public donations.

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