Sunderland students fundraise for RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

First year ‘Event Management’ students at Sunderland University recently raised an impressive £331.38 for the RNLI following a collection at the city centre site.

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Pictured are fundraising students Sara Hornsey, Antonia Kamenova, Beatriz Fazenda, Becca Frend, Blaise Taylor, Brigita Reklaityte, Chloe Henderson , Chloe Robson, Chloe Watkin, Francesca McDonnell, Hann-Marie Rowe, Hollie Gardner, Jade Sutherland, Kasia Pietras, Katherine Lavender , Laura Hubbard, Lucy Connolly, Matt Brown, Megan Dunn, Molly Kimmins, Natalia Krekora, Rebecca Martin, Scott Robson, Tiffany Chapman and Vic Campbell.

Student Sara Hornsey whose dad Chris is Lifeboat Operations Manager at Hartlepool RNLI said: ‘We decided that the RNLI is a very valuable charity and the work that the charity's volunteers do to save lives at sea is incredible.'

Lifeboat Operations Manager Chris Hornsey said: ‘I would like to thank Sara and her fellow students who on top of a very busy term at the university have made a tremendous effort to raise this money which will support our volunteer crew members.'

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Pictured are fundraising students Sara Hornsey, Antonia Kamenova, Beatriz Fazenda, Becca Frend, Blaise Taylor, Brigita Reklaityte, Chloe Henderson , Chloe Robson, Chloe Watkin, Francesca McDonnell, Hann-Marie Rowe, Hollie Gardner, Jade Sutherland, Kasia Pietras, Katherine Lavender , Laura Hubbard, Lucy Connolly, Matt Brown, Megan Dunn, Molly Kimmins, Natalia Krekora, Rebecca Martin, Scott Robson, Tiffany Chapman and Vic Campbell.

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For further details please contact Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat Station press officer Tom Collins on 08796 793557.

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.

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