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Enterprising success for RNLI fundraisers

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI enterprise branch celebrates a successful fundraising day in the town’s shopping centre

RNLI/Tom Collins

File pic: Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat pictured at sea recently.

RNLI fundraisers collected £767 during the collection at the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.

RNLI enterprise branch chairperson, Beryl Sherry, said: ‘Yet again the people of Hartlepool have showed their incredible generosity.

'I would like to thank my fellow fundraisers for their help during the day, as well as Mark Rycraft and Suzanne Chaney of the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre for their valued assistance.

'The money raised will go towards supporting the Ferry Road lifeboat station and help the volunteer crew to save lives at sea.'

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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, Carrybridge 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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