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£54,000 of donations helps save lives

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HR GO, the Kent-based UK recruitment and business services group, has celebrated its 60th anniversary by donating £27,000 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and £27,000 to other great causes.

Hundreds of staff across Kent, UK and Poland volunteered their time and raised £27,000 for many good causes in a 60 Acts of Kindness Campaign.

HR GO plc pledged to match whatever total sum they raised with a similar donation to a charity of their choice. In a nationwide poll, staff chose the RNLI.

HR GO chairman Jack Parkinson and directors Roddy Barrow, Cindy Hare and John Parkinson presented a giant cheque to crew at Dover Lifeboat Station.

On a windswept day, they carried out the ceremony on the deck of RNLB City of London, the £2 million hi-tech craft.

James Clapham, Coxswain for three years, gave the guests a guided tour of the boat, explaining that the English Channel was

the world’s busiest shipping lane with 400 vessels passing through or across every day.

Ellie Wood, Community Fundraising Manager for Kent and East Sussex, said it was the first time she had come across a business donor that encouraged staff to support their own causes and then matched the total for the RNLI.

“On behalf of everyone at the RNLI, I would like to thank HR GO for this generous donation,” she said.

Roddy Barrow, HR GO group managing director, added: “On behalf of HR GO, we are delighted to give you this donation. It is a tribute both to the voluntary efforts of our amazing teams across the UK and the brilliant work of RNLI. You do a fantastic job.”

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