ASDA Blyth supports local RNLI Lifeboat Station
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.
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.