Joy for Gosport and Fareham volunteer rescuers as WI group donates more than Â£1,500
VOLUNTEER coastal rescuers have been boosted by a donation of more than Â£1,500.
The crew of the Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (Gafirs) has thanked the Stoke Road Sisters for handing over a cheque for Â£1,719.78.
Members of the Gosport Women's Institute branch had been fundraising for the team for the past year and presented the money at a ceremony on Wednesday.
A spokesperson for Gafirs '“Â manned by unpaid volunteers 24 hours-a-dayÂ '“Â said on Twitter: '˜A massive thank you to the Gosport Stoke Road WI for raising a whopping Â£1719.98 for us in a year of amazing fundraising. The money will go directly to saving lives in the Solent.'