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Christmas gift for Caister lifeboat

PUBLISHED: 09:39 24 December 2009 | UPDATED: 16:00 03 July 2010

The crew of Caister's independent lifeboat station have been given a Christmas present from turkey baron Bernard Matthews.

Mr Matthews gave each of the station's 20 crew a turkey in a show of appreciation for the courage and commitment shown by the life-saving volunteers.

The crew of Caister's independent lifeboat station have been given a Christmas present from turkey baron Bernard Matthews.

Mr Matthews gave each of the station's 20 crew a turkey in a show of appreciation for the courage and commitment shown by the life-saving volunteers.

He has supported the lifeboat station for the last two decades.

Mr Matthews said: “I am proud to be associated with such a great bunch of people. They do a grand job and deserve public support.”

Paul Garrod, chairman of the lifeboat station, said: “We have been receiving turkeys at Christmas time for more than 20 years from Mr Matthews.

“It is a special gift and the crew and their families always look forward to it.”

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