Lifeboat supporter donates to Hartlepool RNLI
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.
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.’RNLI media contact
Hartlepool RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Tom Collins, 07896 793557
Key facts about the RNLI
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 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.