Hartlepool RNLI fundraisers appeal for new members

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI Enterprise Branch are looking for new volunteers to help fundraise for the charity that saves lives at sea and support the local lifeboat station and its volunteer crewmembers.

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Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat pictured at sea recently.(file pic)

Branch chairman Beryl Sherry said ‘As most of our current members are getting on in years, we need some keen younger helpers to join the branch and assist in our fundraising activities.’

‘We are looking for anyone who can spare a few hours a week to help us at events around the town’.

If anyone can help please call Beryl on 0740 3709240

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