Local fitness centre supports Cullercoats Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Aaron Phillips, who owns Ocean Fit in Whitley Bay, recently hosted a beach camp in aid of Cullercoats RNLI.

Aaron Phillips, George Lown (Crew) and Jasmine the Dog

RNLI/Anna Heslop

Aaron Phillips, George Lown (Crew) and Jasmine the Dog

Aaron decided to host the event on the second anniversary of his business and raised a fantastic £175 for Cullercoats Lifeboat station. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is completely reliant on donations and we are so grateful to have the support of Aaron and Ocean Fit. Thank you very much from all at Cullercoats.

All of the crew members at Cullercoats are volunteers and are ready to respond to a pager and save lives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every donation helps us to continue saving lives at sea. We are very lucky to have such a supportive community.

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.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.