Newbiggin May Day Success

Lifeboats News Release

Newbiggin Ladies Fundraising Team held a successful May Day weekend fundraiser where over £600 was raised.

Newbiggin Ladies Fundraising Team held a successful May Day weekend fundraiser where over £600 was raised.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin May Day Success
The May Day weekend was held on Sunday which coincided with the hot and sunny weather thankfully with a marked increase in footfall to the sea front.

The fundraising work by the volunteer team both before the event and on the day was incredible with stalls including refreshments, home baking, gift and souvenirs, model boats along with the popular book and dvd stall.

The event also coincided with the national RNLI Mayday fundraising event. Mayday is our yellow-themed annual fundraiser, which runs from 1-31 May. It’s a celebration of our volunteer lifeboat crews, who are on call 24 hours a day, every day, to save lives at sea.

This year, we want to raise £750,000* to fund the vital kit that will keep them safe, whatever the weather throws at them. Will you help us by raising money this Mayday?

*Any funds raised over our £750,000 target will go towards funding our lifesaving work around the UK and Ireland.



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 Ladies Fundraising Team held a successful May Day weekend fundraiser where over £600 was raised.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin May Day Success
Newbiggin Ladies Fundraising Team held a successful May Day weekend fundraiser where over £600 was raised.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin May Day Success
Newbiggin Ladies Fundraising Team held a successful May Day weekend fundraiser where over £600 was raised.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin May Day Success

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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

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.

Categories