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Cash boost for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI were presented with a cheque for £500.00 from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Trust recently at the Ferry Road lifeboat station.

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Fran Charnock and Linton Gordon of Hartfields present the cheque to Tommy Price and Andy Booth(right) of Hartlepool RNLI

Trust board member and Hartfields resident Fran Charnock said: ‘The RNLI is a fantastic charity that deserves a lot of support. The local volunteer lifeboat crew work so hard and provide a fantastic service to the town and their fundraisers are always welcome here at Hartfields.'

Hartlepool RNLI member Tommy Price said: ‘This is a fantastic donation from our friends at Hartfields and the money will go towards training our volunteers to help 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 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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