Ghostly goings-on raise cash for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A Halloween fundraiser by staff at some of the Hartlepool McColl's stores has raised £690.00 for the charity that saves lives at sea.


Hartlepool RNLI crewmember Mark Barker(left) and Hartlepool RNLI fundraising co-ordinator Tommy Price(right) with McColl's Area Manager Michael Johnson(centre) and his colleagues John Ward, Jodie Maskell, Carly Horsley and Gail Farrington.
McColl's Area Manager Michael Johnson said 'The fantastic staff at the local stores held a variety of fundraising events such as cake stalls, face painting and raffles to coincide with Halloween and raised this impressive amount for the local RNLI station whose volunteers do a magnificent job'.
Hartlepool RNLI fundraising co-ordinator Tommy Price said 'This a fantastic donation from the McColl's staff and we cannot thank them enough.'
'This donation will help with training costs and the general day to day running of the lifeboat station'.

For more information please contact RNLI Volunteer Press Officer, Tom Collins on: 07896 793557.

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