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Berwick RNLI to the rescue with The Pied Piper

Lifeboats News Release

Members of Berwick RNLI have been in the Local Spittal Variety Group pantomime recently as well as being on call.

Steven Percy Kevin Knox Gordon Blackett Haze Bettison Pied Piper & Rat

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Helping the Pied Piper

Berwick RNLI Coxswain Kevin Know, crew member Steven Percy, RNLI Deputy Launching Authority Gordon Blackett and Press Officer Haze Bettison have been helping the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

The charity's volunteers are all part of the panto, Kevin as Stage Manager with his stage crew Gordon, Steven as Chief Lighting Technician and Haze as cast member, all helping the Pied Piper get rid of those pesky rats.

Kevin said: 'Its been a great week and fortunately although pagers at the ready, no shouts during the performance'.

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