High Sheriff of Durham visit to Hartlepool RNLI
The High Sheriff of Durham Mrs Caroline Peacock and husband Jonathan were visitors to the Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat station as part of a tour of the town with the Mayor and Mayoress of Hartlepool coun Paul and Mary Beck.
Following the tour of the Ferry Road lifeboat station the High Sheriff said: 'It’s been inspiring to come here and learn about the work of the RNLI volunteers who launch to around 50 or 60 call outs a year and I am very impressed by the kit they wear and the training they take part in to save lives at sea. It’s been a most enjoyable visit.'
Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Chris Hornsey said: ‘It was a pleasure to meet the high Sheriff and the Mayor and Mayoress of Hartlepool who showed a great deal of interest in the work of the volunteer crew members and the training involved here and we hope to welcome them back again in the future.'
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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.