Millie's Junior Great North Run for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Nine year old Millie Crangle from Hartlepool will be fundraising for the local RNLI charity when she takes part in the ‘Junior Great North Run’ at Newcastle on Saturday 8 September.

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Nine year old Millie Crangle pictured with dad Mark.

Millie said ‘I am really looking forward to the run and have been training for a few weeks now.

'I am really proud of my dad being part of the RNLI and the work he does helping to save lives at sea which is why I am taking part in this run to help raise some money for them.

‘He is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week and when his pager goes off whether he is having his tea or just watching the telly he dashes off to the lifeboat station to help people who may be in trouble at sea.'

Millie’s dad Mark said: ‘Millie has been training for several weeks now and is very excited about taking part in the event.

‘I am delighted that Millie is running to raise some money for the charity and both myself and my wife Karen are really looking forward to being there to cheer her on at Newcastle next Saturday.'

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Nine year old Millie Crangle pictured with dad Mark.

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Nine year old Millie Crangle pictured with dad Mark.

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