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Whitby jet shop raises cash for RNLI

Lifeguards News Release

W Hamond jewellers in Whitby have raised over £600 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Manager of W Hamond, Sally Robson presents Whitby RNLI's Mike Russell and Richard Dowson with a cheque

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Manager of W Hamond, Sally Robson presents Whitby RNLI's Mike Russell and Richard Dowson with a cheque
Manager Sally Robson, of the famous Church Street Jet shop in Whitby, presented Whitby RNLI with a cheque for £657.76

The money was raised through events held at the jewellery shop such as donations for a silhouette cutting artist over goth weekend. The artist, Charles Burns, also cut portraits of 10 RNLI crewman and the image was presented to the Whitby station.

Manager Sally said: 'We at W Hamond are proud to sponsor our invaluable RNLI for Whitby. We put a lot of thought into how to raise money and had many generous donations from our customers.'

Coxswain Mike Russell said: 'We would like to thank all the staff and customers at W Hamond who contributed to this sum which is very gratefully received. All money raised goes towards vital training and equipment for our volunteer crew.'
Manager of W Hamond, Sally Robson presents Whitby RNLI's Mike Russell and Richard Dowson with a cheque

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Manager of W Hamond, Sally Robson presents Whitby RNLI's Mike Russell and Richard Dowson with a cheque

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Whitby RNLI's Mike Russell and Richard Dowson with the silhouette art

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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 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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