Newbiggin Golf Club Lifeboat Day Celebrates 30 Years of Fundraising

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Newbiggin Golf Club's annual lifeboat day celebrated 30 years of fundraising for the RNLI today.

Newbiggin Golf Club Lifeboat Day

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Golf Club Lifeboat Day
Dedicated fundraisers from Newbiggin and also Amble RNLI Lifeboat Station were at this important regional competition with over £1,000 raised on the day for the charity by competition entry fees, a raffle and other donations.

Over the last 30 years this annual event is calculated to have raised over £35,000 thanks to the Newbiggin Golf Club who work constantly throughout the year to make this Captains Charity Day a success.

This year their efforts have once again paid off with 73 entries from around the region and beyond to Newbiggin to enjoy a first class game of golf at the seaside – a competition which also benefited from the exceptional weather conditions across the region today. The teams of golfers began the competition just before 8.00am with the last teams finishing at around 2.00pm. Throughout the day the Ladies Fundaising Team from Amble were kept busy also with their sea safety display and raffle.

Ron Taylor from Newbiggin Golf Club paid tribute to all who had supported this year’s golf day and the earlier ones saying ' once again we have had an excellent day here, a day when everyone not only had a great game of golf but also did their bit to raise vital funds for Newbiggin and Amble RNLI Lifeboat Stations. Our thanks go out to the many local businesses who donated prizes and also to the golfers from our region and beyond to Teeside who came along to compete.

The Newbiggin Golf Club Lifeboat Day was started over 30years ago by the husband and wife team Harry and the late Vera Smith former Vice President of the Newbiggin Ladies Lifeboat Fundraisers. Over the years they worked tirelessly in a fundraising partnership with Newbiggin Golf Club, the many golfers locally and around the region as well as generous sponsors to raise thousands of pounds for the lifeboat service here. In recent years the event has become part of the Captain's Charity initiative with this year's money shared between Newbiggin and Amble RNLI lifeboats.

A presentation night for the competition is planned later this year.

ENDS

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_martin2@rnli.org.uk or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email nicola_quinn@rnli.org.uk 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




Newbiggin Golf Club Lifeboat Day

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Golf Club Lifeboat Day
The Amble Fundraising Team busy all day with the raffle and display

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Golf Club Lifeboat Day
Newbiggin Golf Club Lifeboat Day

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Golf Club Lifeboat Day

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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.

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