Cash boost for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI were presented with a cheque for £500.00 from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Trust recently at the Ferry Road lifeboat station.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Fran Charnock and Linton Gordon of Hartfields present the cheque to Tommy Price and Andy Booth(right) of Hartlepool RNLI

Trust board member and Hartfields resident Fran Charnock said: ‘The RNLI is a fantastic charity that deserves a lot of support. The local volunteer lifeboat crew work so hard and provide a fantastic service to the town and their fundraisers are always welcome here at Hartfields.'

Hartlepool RNLI member Tommy Price said: ‘This is a fantastic donation from our friends at Hartfields and the money will go towards training our volunteers to help save lives at sea.'

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