Millie's sponsored run raises funds for Hartlepool RNLI
Nine year old Millie Crangle raised over £400.00 when she took part in the recent ‘Junior Great North Run’ to fundraise for the Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat station where her dad Mark is a volunteer crewmember.
Millie said ‘It was great fun taking part in the event with all the other runners at Newcastle and the training really helped and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who sponsored me’.
Millie's dad Mark said ‘both myself and wife Karen are extremely proud of Millie’.
‘It was a pleasure to watch her taking part in the run and knowing that her fundraising effort will help save lives at sea by supporting the work of the RNLI’.
Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboats Operations Manager Chris Hornsey said ‘We are all delighted with Millie’s fantastic donation to the station’.
‘The money raised will both help train and provide some of the best kit available for our volunteer crewmembers’.
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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.