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ASDA Blyth supports local RNLI Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

Customers in ASDA Blyth have chosen their local RNLI Lifeboat Station to receive £500 from the “Green Token Scheme”.

The public when shopping were given a green token at the checkout and could choose one of 3 charities to benefit from placing the token in the appropriate collecting box in the the foyer. The charity with the most tokens then received the cash donation from the store.

The Community Champion Diane Dinning met the volunteer crew along with members of the Fundraising Committee and Ladies Guild at Blyth and presented them with the cheque and received a tour of the station and got to see the Atlantic 75 B Class Lifeboat on the water and to hear what the crew had been doing recently.

Scott Delf, one of the Volunteer Helmsman at the station said, 'It's fantastic that the people of Blyth have supported the work that we do here and the money donated enables us to continue saving lives at sea.'
 
Diane commented: 'It was nice to come to the Lifeboat Station and meet the crew and actually see what the RNLI put the money towards.We as a local store look forward to being able to continue our support of the station and crew in the future in the vital work they do.'
 
RNLI Media Contact: Robin Palmer Volunteer Crew Member and Deputy Press Officer Mobilbe Number 07801 290638

Diane Dinning Community Life Champion ASDA Blyth 01670 540511 Ext 222

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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