Northumberland Music Festival raises awareness of the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 24 June Northumberland Live took place in Blyth Northumberland and the RNLI was the nominated charity for the event.

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Stormy Stan takes to the stage at Northumberland Live 2017 with Keith Martin from Metro Radio
Volunteer crew and shop volunteers from Blyth RNLI attended the Northumberland Live music festival as the organisers had nominated the RNLI as the charity for the event.

It gave the opportunity for the charity to raise awareness of their work and to spread the 'Respect the Water' campaign message to thousands of music fans that attended on the day.

Stormy Stan (the RNLI's mascot) even took to the stage and hundreds of pounds was raised to enable the charity to continue to 'Save Lives at Sea'.

Robin Palmer, spokesperson for Blyth RNLI said: 'We'd like to thank the organiser Mel Jackson of Northumberland Live for allowing us to be able to raise awareness of the work of the RNLI. We'd also like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to all public for their kind donations on the day.'

RNLI Media Contacts

Robin Palmer Volunteer Crew Member and Lifeboat Press Officer, Mobile: 07801 290638

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Lifeboat branding on the Northumberland Live 2017 stage

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The Undertones on stage at Northumberland Live 2017

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The Undertones on stage at Northumberland Live 2017

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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, in a normal year, 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.

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