Charity Fleetwood business is doing its bit to help the vital work of lifeboats

Fleetwood Lifeboat members with Foulds Metal staff
Fleetwood Lifeboat members with Foulds Metal staff

A Fleetwood firm is prepared to scrap every bit of the way to help the town’s Lifeboat - literally!

Scrap metal firm Foulds Metals, based on Siding Road, has set up a special skip which will allow its customers and members of the public the opportunity to deposit their small pieces of scrap metal there.

Instead of people having to get rid of these items at the tip, they can come here and it will directly benefit the lifeboat, which does a brilliant job

When the skip gets full and the items are weighed and sold, all the money raised will go towards maintaining the town’s lifeboat.

The skip will be at the firm’s premises permanently, as part of a long-term money-raising scheme in support of the maritime charity, which relies heavily on its own fund-raising efforts and the generosity of its many supporters.

Foulds managing director Ian Barnes said: “Instead of people having to get rid of these items at the tip, they can come here and it will directly benefit the lifeboat, which does a brilliant job.”

The idea came from Liam Barnes, 25, a manager at Foulds who is a big supporter of the lifeboat.

He said: “We deal in scrap metal, so I just thought this would be a good way in which we can help the lifeboat.”

Fleetwood Lifeboat’s operations manager, Capt Dave Eccles, said: “We want to thank Foulds Metals for their generosity.

“This is such a good idea that we will look to see it can be rolled out nationally, as a way of raising vital revenue for the lifeboat teams across the country.”

Lifeboat volunteer Steven Frith, whose nickname happens to be Skip, added: “It’s a brilliant idea, and hopefully it can help raise a fair amount of funds here in Fleetwood.”