Local Greengrocers raises £1564.28 for Cullercoats Lifeboat
Dave Jamieson, the owner of 'Jamieson's of Cullercoats,' has been fundraising for Cullercoats RNLI throughout 2018.
In 2017, Mr Jamieson raised £605.59 for Cullercoats Lifeboat by positioning a stall outside his shop and selling books. He was driven to raise funds for the RNLI due to his respect for all that the crews do. In 2018, he continued with his book stall fundraising and has raised a massive £1564.28! Mr Jamieson would like to thank everyone who supported his efforts by purchasing and/or donating books for the stall.
Anna Heslop, of Cullercoats RNLI, said 'We were so appreciative of how much Dave raised last year and we are thrilled with how much he has raised this year! We cannot thank him enough for his continued support. His donation will be put towards our vital lifesaving work, thank you, Dave!'
The RNLI relies completely on voluntary donations. All of the crew at Cullercoats are volunteers, but carry pagers 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and are willing to respond whenever needed to save lives at sea.
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.