RNLI Lifeguards and North P&I Club complete King Edward’s beach clean
Last Thursday (16 August) RNLI Lifeguards and staff of North P&I Club worked together to carry out a beach clean at King Edward’s Bay as part of the club’s ongoing support of the charity through the North 150 Fund.
North P&I Club is a leading marine mutual liability insurer based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and to mark their 150 year anniversary in 2010 set up the North 150 Fund. The club has since supported the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) through generous donations and last week worked with our lifeguards to clean the beach of King Edward’s Bay.
After several bags of rubbish were cleaned, the charity’s lifeguards then went on to give staff of North P&I Club a rescue demonstration and talked them through what the role of a lifeguard entails.
RNLI Area Lifesaving Manager Carl Harris said: ‘We had a fantastic morning and we are incredibly grateful for the support of North P&I Club through their 150 Fund.
‘Without such donations it would not be possible for the RNLI to do the work it does, and for that we’d like to say a massive thank you.’
North P&I Club’s Senior Executive of Communications, Kim Rogerson said: ‘North P&I Club has been proud to support the RNLI in the North East for nearly 10 years now, from funding vital training to providing lifesaving kit and equipment.
‘We had a great day at King Edward’s Bay last week as the RNLI team based there gave us a life-saving demonstration and we could see first-hand the great work that they do.’
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