Divers bring cash boost to Hartlepool RNLI.
A raffle held during a social evening at the Hartlepool Divers Club has raised £50 for the RNLI.
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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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, in a normal year, 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.