Durham Lions pride for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Durham Lions donated £600.00 for the Hartlepool RNLI that was part of the proceeds raised at a fundraising golf event that was held at Houghton Le Spring Golf Club recently.

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Hartlepool RNLI mechanic Garry Waugh pictured receiving the cheque from Durham Lions members George O' Donnell and Derick Lawson along with Mr O'Donnell's grandchildren Ava, Ethan and Devon.

Durham Lions secretary George O' Donnell said: ‘We fundraise for the RNLI every year and we admire their work as unpaid volunteers who selflessly go out to sea risking life and limb to save others’.

Hartlepool RNLI mechanic Garry Waugh said:‘Once again the Durham Lions have shown fantastic support for us and the money donated will go towards new kit for our volunteers. We are very grateful for the donation’.

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