Mundesley Lifeboat boosted by kit donation

Mundesley lifeboat has some new electronic equipment following a donation from broadband and phone company TalkTalk.

The �650 gift is buying an automated identification system display in the lifeboat station, which will be able to pinpoint the village's new lifeboat, which is also equipped with the technology, when it comes on service next month.

Bob Francis from the independently-run station said: 'The Mundesley Volunteer Lifeboat is funded entirely from donations and we are extremely grateful to TalkTalk for their support. We provide an important service to all the local residents and visitors to the area and installing an AIS monitoring system in the lifeboat station will assist the team in our vital work'.

The donation comes as TalkTalk invest �50,000 to improve broadband services in the Mundesley and Paston areas.

Mundesley lifeboat began in 1972, following concerns in the aftermath of a drowning while a couple were sailing half a mile off the beach.

The latest hi-tech boat, to replace the current seven-year-old one, will arrive in the coming weeks following a �30,000 appeal.

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