A local school of dance has recently made a generous donation of over £1300 to Newbiggin lifeboat station.
The Michelle School of Dance from Ellington decided this year to select Newbiggin RNLI as well as the Freeman Hospital Coronary Care Unit for their annual charity fundraiser. The dancers raised the money after performing at the Phoenix Theatre, Blyth earlier this year.
The Michelle School of Dance has dancers aged between 3 and 27 years, offering training in dance including ballad, tap and modern jazz. The school has been running for around 37 years and each year raises funds for local charities with the RNLI selected this year.
Michelle and some of her dancers came down to Newbiggin to meet the volunteer team recently where the donation was presented.
Speaking after the visit Michelle said" My dance school has been raising money for charities over the last 37 years, we always like to look for local charities and as I grew up in Newbiggin I understand how important the Lifeboat is to the local community. The money was raised through two dance performances at the Blyth Phoenix Theatre "For One Night Only".
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 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.