Marylebone worker gives up dream holiday prize for RNLI donation

The simple task of buying a pack of pens for the office landed one employee with a dream beach holiday – only for her to donate the �2,500 cash value to charity.

Hannah Taylor, of ship broking company Braemar Seascope, in Cosway Street, Marylebone, won the grand prize in the Pilot Pen Company’s draw when she bought a pack of their pens. But, instead of taking the holiday, Hannah asked to donate the cash value of the prize to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Ian Quick, director of Beckenham firm Jubilee Direct, which supplied the pens, also received �500 as part of the prize, but he also chose to donate it on behalf of his company to the RNLI.

Natalie Fischer, from the RNLI, said: “We’re so grateful to both Hannah and Ian for choosing to support the lifeboats charity.

“This funding will help support our volunteer lifeboat crew members who regularly put to sea to help others in distress. Massive thanks to them both.”