Millie's Junior Great North Run for Hartlepool RNLI
Nine year old Millie Crangle from Hartlepool will be fundraising for the local RNLI charity when she takes part in the ‘Junior Great North Run’ at Newcastle on Saturday 8 September.
Millie said ‘I am really looking forward to the run and have been training for a few weeks now.
'I am really proud of my dad being part of the RNLI and the work he does helping to save lives at sea which is why I am taking part in this run to help raise some money for them.
‘He is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week and when his pager goes off whether he is having his tea or just watching the telly he dashes off to the lifeboat station to help people who may be in trouble at sea.'
Millie’s dad Mark said: ‘Millie has been training for several weeks now and is very excited about taking part in the event.
‘I am delighted that Millie is running to raise some money for the charity and both myself and my wife Karen are really looking forward to being there to cheer her on at Newcastle next Saturday.'
To sponsor Millie please go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/karen-crangle-2
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, 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.
Learn more about the RNLI
Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.
The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland