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Beer Festival bonus for Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A donation of £2,500 from the recent Hartlepool Round Table Beer Festival that was held at the Headland Borough Hall was presented to Hartlepool RNLI at ‘One77’ on York Road.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Round Table chairman Paul Thompson(right) and fellow members present the cheque to Ray Walker and Mark Barker of the Hartlepool RNLI

Speaking after the presentation Hartlepool Round Table chairman Paul Thompson said ‘Once again we are delighted to support the volunteer crewmembers at the RNLI both for the vital service that they provide for the town and also for the essential support they provide for our annual ‘Boxing Day Dip’.

‘We have a great working relationship with the charity and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future’.

Hartlepool RNLI ‘Deputy Launch Authority’ Ray Walker who received the cheque along with crewmember Mark Barker said ‘This fantastic donation which we are very grateful for upholds the long term partnership we have with the Round Table members.’

‘The money will go towards training and running costs at the Ferry Road lifeboat station as we continue to play our part in saving lives at sea’.

For more information please contact Tom Collins, Volunteer RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07896 793557

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