The RNLI lifeboat station at Dungeness has received a donation in excess of £800.00 from the family of the late Mark Stanley. The money came from individual contributions made by the many friends and family who attended the recent funeral service.
Mark, who died at the early age of 58, made national headline news, following the disasterous ‘Herald of Free Enterprise’ sinking in March 1987, which claimed the lives of 193 people. Following the incident Mark had his sea faring licence revoked and the memories of that fateful day were to haunt him for the remaining years of his life.
His family stated he spent many hours on the beach at Dungeness, in quiet private reflection and the family, having a sea faring tradition, felt it appropriate to make the donation to the local lifeboat station.
A sad affair all round!.