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Beach Café donates £1,000 to St Bees Lifeboat.

Lifeboats News Release

Last week Hartleys Tearooms and Beach café handed over a cheque for £1,000 to St Bees RNLI Guild.

Two members of the staff at Hartleys Beach Cafe and Tea Rooms presenting the cheque for £1000.00 to St Bees Guild members Joyce Ashley, Christine Wrigley and Maria Thurlwell

RNLI/Colin Wadey

cheque for £1000,00

The staff at Hartleys tearooms are great supporters of the RNLI and the café is frequently used by some of the crew. This was part of a regular donation from money raised selling second hand books in the café.

Receiving the cheque were Joyce Ashley, Christine Wrigley & Maria Thurlwell. Joyce & Christine recently received their Gold Bar & Maria received her Gold Badge. These RNLI awards are all in recognition of their service

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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.

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