Random Harvest: new RNLI lifeboat launched
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Funded by a legacy
A new Atlantic class 85 lifeboat, Random Harvest, was officially named at a special dedication service at the RNLI lifeboat station Brighton Marina this week. The new lifeboat was funded by a Surrey man who left the charity a donation in his will.
Thomas Anthony Gane left a legacy to the RNLI with the instructions that his donation would fund a lifeboat. He specified that the lifeboat should be named Random Harvest because the name had been of special significance for his late wife and himself.
Gifts left by people in their wills are of huge importance, as six out of ten lifeboat launches are made possible through legacies.