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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

Key facts about the RNLI

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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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland