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Divers bring cash boost to Hartlepool RNLI.

Lifeboats News Release

A raffle held during a social evening at the Hartlepool Divers Club has raised £50 for the RNLI.

artlepool RNLI volunteer crew members and Hartlepool Divers Club members pictured during the presentation.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew members and Hartlepool Divers Club members pictured during the presentation.

Hartlepool Divers Club chairman, Geoff Leighton, said: ‘We have had a close association with the Hartlepool RNLI and collected for them for many years and it’s great to know that they are always on call as you never know when you will need them. This is our way of saying thank you to the volunteers’.

Following the presentation, Hartlepool RNLI Deputy Launch Authority Chris Hornsey, who received the cash on behalf of the station, said:

‘I would like to thank the Hartlepool Divers Club members for this donation which will go towards the cost of training our volunteer crew members to help save lives at sea’.

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