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ASDA Blyth supports local RNLI Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

Customers in ASDA Blyth have chosen their local RNLI Lifeboat Station to receive £500 from the “Green Token Scheme”.

The public when shopping were given a green token at the checkout and could choose one of 3 charities to benefit from placing the token in the appropriate collecting box in the the foyer. The charity with the most tokens then received the cash donation from the store.

The Community Champion Diane Dinning met the volunteer crew along with members of the Fundraising Committee and Ladies Guild at Blyth and presented them with the cheque and received a tour of the station and got to see the Atlantic 75 B Class Lifeboat on the water and to hear what the crew had been doing recently.

Scott Delf, one of the Volunteer Helmsman at the station said, 'It's fantastic that the people of Blyth have supported the work that we do here and the money donated enables us to continue saving lives at sea.'
 
Diane commented: 'It was nice to come to the Lifeboat Station and meet the crew and actually see what the RNLI put the money towards.We as a local store look forward to being able to continue our support of the station and crew in the future in the vital work they do.'
 
RNLI Media Contact: Robin Palmer Volunteer Crew Member and Deputy Press Officer Mobilbe Number 07801 290638

Diane Dinning Community Life Champion ASDA Blyth 01670 540511 Ext 222

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland

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