Hartlepool pub's support for local RNLI lifeboat station.
A Hartlepool town centre pub has shown its support for the local RNLI lifeboat station and volunteers with a display of pictures showing the lifeboats in action and holding fundraising events for the charity that saves lives at sea.
During a visit to the Ferry Road lifeboat station with staff and family members’ pub manager Tom Fitzgerald of the Ward Jackson pub in Church Street said ‘We are very proud to support the charity and its volunteer lifeboat crew’.
‘Before our visit we were unaware of what is involved in running a lifeboat station'.
'We have also learnt about the commitment and the training involved here and we look forward to working with the RNLI station to fundraise in the future’.
Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat station manager Chris Hornsey said ‘It was a pleasure to host our visitors from the Ward Jackson pub and we hope they have learnt about both sea safety and how important their fundraising is and we look forward to their support in the future.’
For more information please contact Tom Collins, Volunteer RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer 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.