Sunderland City Mayor launches RNLI Fundraising Collection
- Location: Sunderland Civic Centre [Mayor’s Parlour]
- Date: Thursday 18th June @ 10:30hrs
- Description: Sunderland’s Mayor, Dennis Richardson will make the first donation to the collection. He will be joined by representatives from the Station Management, Lifeboat Crew, and Fundraisers from Sunderland Lifeboat Station.
Sunderland RNLI Lifeboat Station will be holding a fundraising collection in the city centre [Sat 20th June] as part of the Institution's National Flag Day collections.
Sunderland RNLI Lifeboat Station’s Flag Day collection will be launched on Thursday morning (18th June @ 10:30hrs). Representatives from the Local Lifeboat Crew and Lifeboat Guild will attend a short ceremony at Sunderland Civic Centre, when the Mayor, Dennis Richardson will make the first donation to the collection.
On Sunday 21st June (10:45hrs Start) St Georges Church, Stockton Road will host a special “Lifeboat Sunday” church service in honour of RNLI Lifeboat crews both past and present. This service will be lead by the Station’s Lifeboat Chaplin Rev Stephen Taylor MBE.
Also attending the service will be the Deputy Mayor who will be introduced individually to each volunteer lifeboat crewman prior to the service.
A FULL NEWS RELEASE INCLUDING A QUOTE FROM THE MAYOR OF SUNDERLAND WILL BE PROVIDED BEFORE THE WEEKEND'S EVENTS.
As a registered charity the RNLI relies on voluntary donations and legacies from the public for its income.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone either: Paul Nicholson, Sunderland RNLI Press Officer on 07957 494 077 or email - firstname.lastname@example.org or Anthony Jobling, Sunderland RNLI Assistant Press Officer on 07977 152 399 or email – email@example.com. As an alternative please contact Alison Levett, Media Relations Manager North on 07786 668 912 or firstname.lastname@example.org or RNLI Headquarters Public Relations on 01202 336789.