Newbiggin Welcomes RNLI-911Challenge 2018
Despite poor weather conditions Belinda and James Richardson received a warm welcome during their visit to Newbiggin today.
There was a good turnout of volunteers at Newbiggin for the welcome where Belinda and James had a short time to meet everyone as well as a look around the station with the customary photographs taken to record the visit.
Newbiggin lifeboat station was their last call of the route today having started at Redcar lifeboat station this morning then heading north to visit lifeboat stations at Hartlepool, Sunderland, Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Blyth. On Bank Holiday Monday they will start their day at Amble lifeboat station.
More details of the challenge and progress are available on their website www.rnli-911challenge.co.uk
We wish them luck.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email email@example.com 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, in a normal year, 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.