Itec staff push the boat out for RNLI
12:02pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in Penarth news
PENARTH RNLI, which recently launched a new training facility at the town’s Esplanade lifeboat station, has been presented with a bumper cheque by another leading organisation with quality training at its core.
Staff at Itec, the employment skills provider headquartered on Penarth Road, handed over nearly £5,000 to the RNLI, their chosen charity, after a series of office fund-raising events.
It is a further boost to the busy station which unveiled a fully-equipped £40,000 training room in June – funded entirely by voluntary contributions.
Welcoming Itec’s donation – which includes match-funding from the company – Penarth RNLI Lifeboat operations manager, Andrew Rabaiotti, said: “We are delighted that Itec chose the RNLI as their charity. Without the generous help and support of the community and companies like Itec, our volunteer crews could not help save lives at sea”.
Itec joint managing director, Ceri Murphy, who was one of six Itec staff given a conducted tour of the station by lifeboat crew members, said: “Even people who do not normally go near the sea have the greatest respect and admiration for the life-savers of the RNLI.
“It is a vital service yet reliant on volunteers and donations and our staff were happy that their efforts should support such a good cause.”