Island Life Magazine Ltd October/November 2011 - Page 55

Sandown and Shanklin Inshore Lifeboat Crew with station padre Rev. Jim Izzard (front, centre) raise funds for the new boat through the businesses that support us, and from individual and company donations. Some companies have donated their time, such as welding parts for us. Everyone has been very supportive.” The High Sheriff said: “As a seafaring person I appreciate all the fantastic work of the lifeboats, and the independent ones are very special. Everyone knows the RNLI and an incredible amount of funds are raised. But the independent lifeboats do an equally good job, and in some instances carry out work that the RNLI couldn’t do. “I don’t know how they manage to do such a good fund-raising job to acqu