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Northumberland Puffin Kayak Competition supports the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

On the 3 June the Northumberland Kayak Competition took place off Blyth Bay raising funds for the local RNLI.

The event had 40 entries and saw kayakers spend the day afloat fishing around the Blyth Bay area. The winner of the fishing competition was Andy Rose and he caught 8lb 9 oz cod.

The volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI joined the kayakers at sea whilst out on exercise and reinforced the Respect the Water message that the RNLI are keen to make the public aware of.

The competition had been postponed from the previous weekend by the organisers on safety grounds due to the weather conditions which is all part of the message

The organisers visited the volunteer crew back at Blyth RNLI lifeboat station on Tuesday 6 June where they presented the crew with a cheque for £1100.

The charity would like to thank for the organisers for the professional manner in which the event was held and for the generous donation made to the RNLI.

RNLI Media Contact

Robin Palmer Volunteer Crew Member and Lifeboat Press Officer

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Volunteer Crew of Blyth RNLI

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RNLI volunteer crew with the members of Northumberland Puffin Kayak

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RNLI volunteer crew visit the Northumberland Puffin Kayak Competition

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RNLI volunteer crew visit the Northumberland Puffin Kayak Competition

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RNLI Respect the Water campaign supported by Northumberland Puffin Kayak

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RNLI volunteer crew at Blyth lifeboat station with Northumberland Puffin Kayak

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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