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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