Motorcycle Group's RNLI Donation

Lifeboats News Release

An Easter egg special delivery event helped raise funds for Newbiggin lifeboat recently with a cheque presented to Newbiggin lifeboat volunteers.

A series of photographs from the weekend presentation

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Donation
The Infidels Motorcycle Club presented the £150 cheque to the volunteers when they visited the station on Sunday morning. The money was raised from a special biking event, the Northumbria Egg Run on Easter Saturday to deliver Easter eggs which was made more difficult by the atrocious weather. Over 700 Easter eggs were donated for deserving youngsters in hospital. The money raised was shared between the RNLI and the Armed Forces Bikers group. Thanks also to Global Motorbike Tours organisation who sponsored the event and made it possible.

Ron Boulton from Global Motorbike Tours commented 'It was lovely to meet you all on Sunday at the RNLI and to see where the money we raised will be invested. You obviously all have very important roles and every penny is well spent. As a North East company we like to sponsor deserving local charities and after meeting Bob from Northumbria Egg Run it was an obvious choice to help raise money for yourselves at the lifeboat. Being a motorbike company organising trips to India, Vietnam and South Africa, I have connections with local clubs that donate to charity and am more than willing to help raise awareness for local charities wherever possible'.

ENDS

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_martin2@rnli.org.uk or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email nicola_quinn@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local website


A series of photographs from the weekend presentation

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Donation
A series of photographs from the weekend presentation

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Donation
A series of photographs from the weekend presentation

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Donation
A series of photographs from the weekend presentation

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Donation

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