RNLI Home Owner Event

Published: Tuesday 19th Nov 2013

Written by: Ben Abbott

Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages held their third annual owners event at Whitby Lifeboat Station last week. Over 100 turned up to find out more about the RNLI and all of the work that they do. Owners of properties in Whitby, Scarborough and the Moors let out their cottages to thousands of visitors every year and, once a year, meet to discuss the latest developments and to meet the local Ingrid Flute staff.

Mike Russell, Coxswain, and Barry Sneddon spoke about the work of the RNLI in Whitby, coordinating with other agencies, and showed the homeowners around the station. All were very impressed with the bravery and the dedication of the 27 crew who volunteer to man the lifeboat and the inshore without any recompense. The RNLI has to raise £160 million per year without any government funding to run the service and relies on the generosity of the general public and the volunteer fundraisers.

The owners had a chance to talk to Tom Ellis, director of Yorkshire Holiday Cottages, as well as the Whitby staff. Tom said, “We feel that it is really important for our cottage owners to meet us and talk about how things are going. It makes for a good relationship and staff can put a face to a name when talking on the telephone and vice-versa. We like to meet our owners at a place of interest to inform the owners of what is around and to support local tourist attractions.

Photograph: (from left to right)

Tom Ellis, Ian, Aggie, Clare, Ben, Karen, Judi and Peter from Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages.

Ben Abbott



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