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“It was great”, she said: “We really had something to celebrate and we all went out for a super family meal in the Cala D’Or resort where we were staying. It really added something special to the holiday.”

Lifeboat Lotto was launched in March this year to help raise vital funds for Maryport Inshore Rescue – which is run entirely by local volunteers.
Kathryn said: “I have supported Lifeboat Lotto since it started in March. We live by the sea and you never know when we could need them in an emergency.”
Kathryn, who works as a business advisor at Currys in Workington said she will be saving the bulk of the winnings to help bolster family finances and to give them some reserves for day to day expenses.
The highly popular Lifeboat Lotto has been well supported by local people. All the previous draws have not produced a winner and resulted in a roll-over, which created the £2800 bonanza for Kathryn. 
Maryport Inshore Rescue is credited with saving dozens of lives in its 33 year history and played a key role in rescuing local people during the disastrous Cumbria floods of 2009 as well as in the severe weather of last winter.
The service is totally dependent on donations and has a crew of fifteen dedicated volunteers
It receives some financial support from Britain’s Energy Coast, Cumbria Community Foundation and North and West Cumbria Flag, the fisheries local action group. 
The lifeboat’s station officer Michael messenger said: “Congratulations to Kathryn for becoming our first winner. We’d like to thank her for supporting Lifeboat Lotto since its launch. It has certainly paid off for her and the lottery has really helped to boost our funds too.”

Maryport Inshore Rescue officially opened its new boathouse in Maryport harbour in June this year.
Michael Messenger said: “Few people realise that a quarter of all UK Lifeboats are independent, like us. We don’t receive any statutory funding and are not part of the RNLI.
“We are on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year and offer an emergency response service to save lives at sea and inshore in floods and swift water. The full crew are qualified swift/white water technicians.
“We cover a very large area of the Cumbrian Coast including parts of Scotland across the Solway Firth. Our lifeboat has a range of 150 miles but we need to start raising cash for its ten year refit. It is nearly six years old and the refit could cost more than £75,000 – so we have to prepare for that now.”.