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Champion Knitter Thanked

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers at Newbiggin RNLI lifeboat station welcomed one of our supporters for a special presentation today.

A series of photographs from today's presentation

RNLI/Richard Martin

Champion Knitter Thanked
Brenda Cribbes is a champion knitter making hundreds of small wool toys for Newbiggin's fundraising events. Her recent creations include a lifeboat bear, maypole dancers complete with maypole, mice and rabbits. Today Brenda was presented with a special certificate of thanks to acknowledge our appreciation of this tremendous support over the years.

Speaking after the event Brenda said 'I have always admired the lifeboat service with family connections in sea rescue going back to the last century and this is my way of supporting this vital service.'

Brenda also donated today another batch of her special characters which will be part of the next fundraising event. Well done Brenda and thank you for your continued support.

ENDS

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_martin2@rnli.org.uk or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email nicola_quinn@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local websites.


A series of photographs from today's presentation

RNLI/Richard Martin

Champion Knitter Thanked
A series of photographs from today's presentation

RNLI/Richard Martin

Champion Knitter Thanked
A series of photographs from today's presentation

RNLI/Richard Martin

Champion Knitter Thanked

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 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.

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