Thomas Sanderson

Thomas Sanderson

August 01, 2011 01:00 ET

Founders of Thomas Sanderson Help Out Local Lifeboat Charity

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 1, 2011) - The founders of leading conservatory and window blinds manufacturers Thomas Sanderson have donated £150,000 to a lifeboat and rescue charity. The company's founders donated the money to help fund a new lifeboat for the RNLI.

The company's founders Mr and Mrs Thomas live in the Portchester, Hants near to where the Royal National Lifeboat Institution serve the Portsmouth area and nearby coastlines to save lives in the water every day.

Founded in 1991 Thomas Sanderson, a small family business, is now the UK's number one manufacturer of conservatory blinds, window blinds and shutters. Thomas Sanderson have over 1,000 different styles and colours for homeowners to choose from.

The new lifeboat will help the RNLI continue their great work in manning the shores in and around the Portsmouth area all year round.

The founders were given the opportunity to also assist in the naming ceremony of the lifeboat. Boating enthusiast, Mr Thomas, dedicated the boat to his wife by calling the boat Norma T, as Mr Thomas said he never goes sailing without his wife.

Mr Thomas said: "Seeing Norma's name on the side of the boat and hearing that she's been out there rescuing all these people on a regular basis is great - it's very exciting."

A spokesperson for Thomas Sanderson said: "Mr and Mrs Thomas have funded a lifeboat that will operate in the Hants area where our company is based. We are very proud that this new lifeboat will be saving lives whilst serving the local community."

The boat funded by Mr and Mrs Thomas is one of the RNLI's Atlantic 85 lifeboats which can remain on service for three hours at full speed. The lifeboat is now celebrating over 60 launches so far with the Portsmouth RNLI and will continue to serve the area's coastlines for years to come.

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About Thomas Sanderson

Thomas Sanderson is the UK's leading manufacturer of bespoke blinds and shutters for the home and conservatory. With over 20 years experience in the business Thomas Sanderson offers over 1,000 styles and colours to choose from, all handmade by a team of highly skilled craftspeople.

With over 150,000 customers in the UK, Thomas Sanderson is the preferred choice for all major UK conservatory installers and has led the way in manufacturing and installing window treatments in the UK for the last two decades.

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