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Rockcliffe Arms Leek Club make another staggering donation to Cullercoats RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

For an incredible twelfth year in a row, Rockcliffe Arms Leek Club, based in Whitley Bay, have made a generous donation to help the lifeboat crew members in Cullercoats save lives at sea.

Members of the Leek Club and of Cullercoat RNLI

RNLI/Anna Heslop

Members of the Leek Club and of Cullercoat RNLI

This year’s total of £627.00 added to the previous sum raised now brings the total amount the Leek Club has given Cullercoats Lifeboat to over £11,000. The funds have been raised with a variety of tombolas, raffles and domino cards as well as the help and support of both staff and customers. Mal Ross, who has run the leek club for ten years as Chairman, would like to thank all the staff and customers at the Rockcliffe Arms who have helped by supporting their fundraising efforts throughout the year.

Frank Taylor, Operations Manager Cullercoats Lifeboat, said: ‘Big thanks must go to all who have supported the Leek Club at the Rockcliffe Arms. Over the years, the amount they have raised has directed benefitted Cullercoats RNLI and we are so grateful for their continued support. £11,000 is a phenomenal amount of money and we are all overwhelmed by their generosity. '

Written by Anna Heslop, Cullercoats Lifeboat Crew Member and Press Officer,

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