'Betty's Pots' fundraiser for Hartlepool RNLI
Could you help fundraise for the local RNLI lifeboat station by collecting five pence pieces in ‘Betty’s Pots’ which are small glass jars and can be collected from the Ferry Road lifeboat station.
Second coxswain and full time mechanic at the lifeboat station Garry Waugh said ‘This is a great way to fundraise for the charity and help save lives at sea’.
‘Collecting in ‘Betty’s Pots’ will also help maintain our own ‘Betty’ which is the all-weather lifeboat ‘Betty Huntbatch’.
'We are currently issuing our volunteer all weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat crews with the latest and best safety kit so every five pence collected will certainly help save lives at sea'.
To obtain some of the fundraising pots please call the lifeboat station on 01429 266103
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.