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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 https://www.respectthewater.com/activities/kayaking/ 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.

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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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