Durham Lions pride for Hartlepool RNLI
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.
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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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.