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Lifeboat supporter donates to Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI received a generous donation from the family of the late Jillian Jackson, a proud supporter of the charity that saves lives at sea.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Pictured during the cheque presentation at the Ferry Road lifeboat station are(left to right) Ian Jackson, RNLI volunteer crew member Craig Pinder, Robert Jackson, Derek Jackson, RNLI volunteer crew member Eddie Mason and deputy launch authority Chris Hornsey

Jillian’s son, Robert, visited Hartlepool boathouse to present the cheque to the volunteers. He said: 'Mum always had an interest in lifeboats and when we went on holiday she always took us for a visit to the nearest lifeboat station. This donation is a way of saying thank you from our mam and ourselves for the work of the RNLI and its volunteers.’

Deputy Launch Authority, Chris Hornsey, added: ‘This very kind donation from the Jackson family will help fund new kit for our volunteer crew members. On behalf of the station, I would like to say a big thank you.’

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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.

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