Hartlepool school cash donation to RNLI
Generous pupils at St Helens Primary school on the Headland at Hartlepool raised £140.92 for the Hartlepool RNLI.
Key stage 2 pupils raised the money by holding non-uniform days and filled a lifeboat picture with coins.
Teacher Nigel Henderson said: 'The pupils chose the RNLI charity because the lifeboat station is so close to us and some of the pupils have parents and relatives who are volunteer crew members.'
RNLI Lifeboat Visits Officer and volunteer crew member Steve Pounder who also gave a sea safety talk at the school said: 'This wonderful donation from the St Helens school pupils will help go toward saving lives at sea and pay for kit for the volunteers at the Ferry Road lifeboat station.'
Picture Caption: Pictured during the cheque presentation are St Helens School are pupils (left to right) Edison Xu, Hannah Verrall, Grace Archer and Tom Creevy who are shown with RNLI Visiting Officer Steve Pounder(left) and Key Stage 2 leader Nigel Henderson.
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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.