The sunny and cold weather on the north east coast today did not deter the many supporters we had at our annual Christmas fair which took place in the boathouse.
Hot drinks and cake all round, along with the tombola, bric-a-brac sale were very popular and promenade collections with the furry team of 'Santa's Little Helpers' brought a unique approach for donations on the busy afternoon. Many thanks to everyone who supported the Newbiggin Lifeboat Fundraising team on the day as well as those who donated and baked for the event. After counting up today over £1000 was raised with further money still to come in. The Christmas raffle was also a great success and whilst a few of the prizes have been claimed further details of the winners are posted outside the boathouse and in local shops.
The final fundraiser for 2017 is the Boxing Day Dip on 26th December, registration before 10.30am ready for the Dip at 11am. People raising funds for other charities are welcome to take part in our event. For more details and how to get a registration form, please contact 01670 817320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Further information on this event will be advertised early in December.
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.