Wednesday 11th April 2012
Money raised at the funeral of a retired miner man has been donated to the RNLI.
Brian Terry, of Hucknall, died in January after a fight with cancer.
At his funeral, friends and family of the 63-year-old were asked to donate to good causes, rather than send flowers. They raised more than £1,000.
Despite coming from landlocked Nottinghamshire, Mr Terry was a keen sea angler and had requested money be given to the RNLI.
Family and friends have now visited the RNLI station at Skegness to present crews with a cheque for £705. The remaining money has been split between Treetops Hospice in Derbyshire and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Pam Terry, Mr Terry's widow, said: "Brian was a deep sea angler and was secretary of the National Federation of Sea Anglers Midland Division for 18 years.
"The RNLI was always close to his heart and this donation was what he asked for."
John Irving, coxswain mechanic at RNLI Skegness, said: "All the money will go towards the overall running costs of the RNLI station and our restricted fund, which is used to help when crew need things like a new pair of boots or a lifejacket. It will be put to good use."