THE fundraising branch of Maldon RNLI has been celebrating the easing of lockdown with the return of fundraising events.

A special open garden event, hosted by Tish Woulds, raised vital funds for the charity at the Blue House.

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The house is in a picturesque location overlooking one of the Maldon boatyards.

Bouquets of flowers were sold and proved very popular.

A total of £221 pounds was raised to support the work of the lifeboats and lifeguards who keep the coastline and beaches safe.

The Maldon Branch is run by a dedicated committee and a staple member, 86-year-old long-term secretary Norma Mumford, has been awarded a framed certificate by RNLI headquarters in appreciation of all she has done for the Maldon lifeboats.

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The committee is looking for new members.

For more information contact chairwoman Sue Woods on or phone 01621 853015.