19th January 2019. Camelford Rotary Club has made a donation to the National Coastwatch Institute station at Boscastle to help towards the cost of replacement windows and shutters.
NCI Boscastle is located on the North Cornwall coast path close to the harbour entrance and like many other buildings directly facing the sea, it gets battered by the frequent winter storms. Operation and maintenance of the station relies on the dedicated team of trained volunteers who man the station every day and the financial support received through charitable donations.
The Rotary Club of Camelford received a letter from NCI Boscastle in October 2018, asking if they would be able to assist in helping to donate towards some very urgent new windows and metal window shutters for the lookout station at Boscastle, as the existing ones are leaking and the shutters are very old.
The Rotary club agreed that this was a worthy request as the NCI does an important job assisting the coastguard and RNLI when required, plus keeping an eye on the local fishing boats and the many walkers on the coast path that passes by the station.
The photograph (courtesy of the Bude and Stratton Post) shows Dave Hodge from the Rotary club presenting Station Manager Chris Evans with a cheque for £400