Virgin Money Thank You

Lifeboats News Release

Representatives from Virgin Money recently visited Newbiggin lifeboat station to officially be thanked for their ongoing support of the lifeboat station here.

Representatives from Virgin Money recently visited Newbiggin lifeboat station to officially be thanked for their ongoing support of the lifeboat station here.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Virgin Money Thank You
Julie Little and Sue Sutcliffe from Virgin Money were welcomed by the volunteers and thanked for the donations exceeding £1000 last year using the 'Bettys Pots'. To mark the occasion and say thank you the ladies were presented with commemorative shields by Barbara Martin the Fundraising Team President and Anne Main the Fundraising Team Chair.

Barbara commented 'we are extremely grateful for the ongoing support by Virgin Money and it was good that Julie and Sue came along today. Anne added 'the Virgin Money team enjoyed meeting the volunteers and finding out about Newbiggin lifeboat.'

“Virgin Money is delighted with the continued support from our customers who are taking part to raise much needed funds for the RNLI, and are grateful for the volunteers who man and run the lifeboats, making our coastline safer.”

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

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.

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