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Sunderland students fundraise for RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

First year ‘Event Management’ students at Sunderland University recently raised an impressive £331.38 for the RNLI following a collection at the city centre site.

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Pictured are fundraising students Sara Hornsey, Antonia Kamenova, Beatriz Fazenda, Becca Frend, Blaise Taylor, Brigita Reklaityte, Chloe Henderson , Chloe Robson, Chloe Watkin, Francesca McDonnell, Hann-Marie Rowe, Hollie Gardner, Jade Sutherland, Kasia Pietras, Katherine Lavender , Laura Hubbard, Lucy Connolly, Matt Brown, Megan Dunn, Molly Kimmins, Natalia Krekora, Rebecca Martin, Scott Robson, Tiffany Chapman and Vic Campbell.

Student Sara Hornsey whose dad Chris is Lifeboat Operations Manager at Hartlepool RNLI said: ‘We decided that the RNLI is a very valuable charity and the work that the charity's volunteers do to save lives at sea is incredible.'

Lifeboat Operations Manager Chris Hornsey said: ‘I would like to thank Sara and her fellow students who on top of a very busy term at the university have made a tremendous effort to raise this money which will support our volunteer crew members.'

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Pictured are fundraising students Sara Hornsey, Antonia Kamenova, Beatriz Fazenda, Becca Frend, Blaise Taylor, Brigita Reklaityte, Chloe Henderson , Chloe Robson, Chloe Watkin, Francesca McDonnell, Hann-Marie Rowe, Hollie Gardner, Jade Sutherland, Kasia Pietras, Katherine Lavender , Laura Hubbard, Lucy Connolly, Matt Brown, Megan Dunn, Molly Kimmins, Natalia Krekora, Rebecca Martin, Scott Robson, Tiffany Chapman and Vic Campbell.

RNLI Media contacts

For further details please contact Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat Station press officer Tom Collins on 08796 793557.

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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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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