World Cup hopes for Hartlepool RNLI crew members

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Hartlepool RNLI volunteers are flying the flag for the England football team as the semi-final match against Croatia approaches.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Come on England. Hartlepool RNLI volunteers cheer on the England team before Wednesday's World Cup game against Croatia.

Volunteer crew member Darren Killick said: ‘We are all keen to see the team do well on Wednesday night after the fantastic win against the Swedish team last Saturday.

‘Win or lose I’m sure the England team will do their best and hopefully we will have plenty to smile about during our own Thursday night training session the following day at the Ferry Road lifeboat station’.

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RNLI volunteer crew member Darren Killick is pictured front centre in the photo. Credit: Tom Collins.

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