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Enterprising success for RNLI fundraisers

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI enterprise branch celebrates a successful fundraising day in the town’s shopping centre

RNLI/Tom Collins

File pic: Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat pictured at sea recently.

RNLI fundraisers collected £767 during the collection at the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.

RNLI enterprise branch chairperson, Beryl Sherry, said: ‘Yet again the people of Hartlepool have showed their incredible generosity.

'I would like to thank my fellow fundraisers for their help during the day, as well as Mark Rycraft and Suzanne Chaney of the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre for their valued assistance.

'The money raised will go towards supporting the Ferry Road lifeboat station and help the volunteer crew to save lives at sea.'

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