Thanks to Caistor Mayor

EDITOR – The office of Mayor is often in the headlines these days, not that it is always recognised positively.

May I, on behalf of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) Caistor, Brigg AND Market Rasen Fundraising Branch, say a sincere thank you to the Mayor of Caistor, COUN John Burns Salmond.

Every year our mayors have had a Mayor’s Fair on Easter Saturday, to allow charities to raise funds.

Our current Mayor John’s commitment does not stop there. He spends time at the event and he supports every stall.

His support and interest is greatly valued. Through him, we raised £208 on Easter Saturday, all of which will be used to help save lives at sea. At other times he has quietly donated raffle prizes to help us.

It was also a pleasure to welcome a local author with his recently published book of poetry, Rhymes from an Ancient Mariner.

Norman McConochie’s late father, Herbert, an engineer at sea for most of his adult life, wrote some delightful poetry which Norman has now compiled into a book, with a delightful history of his dad’s life and times.

The book is being sold to raise funds for two charities, of which the RNLI is one.

As a branch, we were thrilled to have Norman with us at the Easter Fair, signing some copies for purchasers.

Margaret Smith

Press Officer, RNLI Caistor, Brigg and Market Rasen Fundraising Branch