Newbiggin Golf Club Lifeboat Day Celebrates 30 Years of Fundraising
Lifeboats News Release
Newbiggin Golf Club's annual lifeboat day celebrated 30 years of fundraising for the RNLI today.
Dedicated fundraisers from Newbiggin and also Amble RNLI Lifeboat Station were at this important regional competition with over £1,000 raised on the day for the charity by competition entry fees, a raffle and other donations.
Over the last 30 years this annual event is calculated to have raised over £35,000 thanks to the Newbiggin Golf Club who work constantly throughout the year to make this Captains Charity Day a success.
This year their efforts have once again paid off with 73 entries from around the region and beyond to Newbiggin to enjoy a first class game of golf at the seaside – a competition which also benefited from the exceptional weather conditions across the region today. The teams of golfers began the competition just before 8.00am with the last teams finishing at around 2.00pm. Throughout the day the Ladies Fundaising Team from Amble were kept busy also with their sea safety display and raffle.
Ron Taylor from Newbiggin Golf Club paid tribute to all who had supported this year’s golf day and the earlier ones saying ' once again we have had an excellent day here, a day when everyone not only had a great game of golf but also did their bit to raise vital funds for Newbiggin and Amble RNLI Lifeboat Stations. Our thanks go out to the many local businesses who donated prizes and also to the golfers from our region and beyond to Teeside who came along to compete.
The Newbiggin Golf Club Lifeboat Day was started over 30years ago by the husband and wife team Harry and the late Vera Smith former Vice President of the Newbiggin Ladies Lifeboat Fundraisers. Over the years they worked tirelessly in a fundraising partnership with Newbiggin Golf Club, the many golfers locally and around the region as well as generous sponsors to raise thousands of pounds for the lifeboat service here. In recent years the event has become part of the Captain's Charity initiative with this year's money shared between Newbiggin and Amble RNLI lifeboats.
A presentation night for the competition is planned later this year.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072
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If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local website
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.