First donation to RNLI

Jeff’s Way donates £3,000 to lifeboat fund 

The Hessle Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s 50thanniversary Fund Our Fuel campaign has just received a £3,000 donation from ‘Jeff’s Way.’ This is a foundation set up in memory of Jeff Whitaker, founder of Whitco. Jeff sadly passed away from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in January 2018.

  • To nurture young talent looking for opportunities in further education and careers in the catering industry,
  • To support youngsters involved in the Sea Cadets, 
  • To support MND charities.

The Fund Our Fuel Campaign is supporting the Humber Lifeboat at Spurn Point. Vita and her daughter Lucia have just paid a special visit to the station to meet the crew and present them with a cheque for the campaign.

The foundation, established by Jeff’s wife Vita, is supporting causes close to her late husband’s heart. Jeff’s Way looks:

Vita and daughter Lucia hand over a cheque for £3,000 to the RNLI

Said Vita: “Jeff had a lifelong passion for the sea and a great supporter of the RNLI. I was both honoured and delighted to be able to support the RNLI’s Fund Our fuel campaign. The RNLI does an amazing job and it was a privilege to meet the crew, to see how they work, and to make a positive contribution to their efforts. The RNLI’s work is the embodiment, the pillar, of the security element of the Jeff’s Way foundation.

“Jeff began his career in catering by training in Hull, and the Yorkshire coast in particular was a very special place for him. Going forward, we will continue to support the great work of the RNLI, MND charities, the Sea Cadets and the educational development of young people in catering.”