Yellow welly fundraiser for Hartlepool RNLI cyclists

Lifeboats News Release

The Owton Lodge pub on Stockton Road is the latest business to support the fundraising efforts of the ‘Coast and Castles’ 210 miles bike ride from Hartlepool to Edinburgh which takes place on the 30 May with the six cyclists hoping to raise a total of around £3,000 for the RNLI charity.

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Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmember Andy Johnson pictured handing over one of the RNLI fundraising wellies to Owton Lodge team coach Chris Longstaff.

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew member Andy Johnson who is also taking part in the charity cycle ride said: ‘We are very grateful to everyone at the Owton Lodge for their valued support. The support from local businesses and individuals for the fundraiser has been fantastic so far.

‘After leaving Hartlepool on the 30 May we will be staying overnight at lifeboat stations on the way and arriving in Edinburgh on 1 June.

‘We are all working incredibly hard for this event with some of the riders going out for rides before, during or after work.

‘If anybody wants one of our yellow wellies to raise some money for us please get in touch via our ‘Coast and Castles’ Facebook page.'

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Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew member Andy Johnson is pictured handing over one of the RNLI fundraising wellies to Owton Lodge team coach Chris Longstaff. Credit: Tom Collins.

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For further details please contact Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat Station press officer Tom Collins on 08796 793557.

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