Newbiggin Christmas Lights Donation

Lifeboats News Release

A Christmas lights initiative has led to a generous donation made to the lifeboat station today.

Presentation of cheque for the Christmas lights

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Christmas Lights Donation
Today lifeboat supporter Marc Turnbull came along with his partner Debbie to present a cheque to Newbiggin lifeboat station today for £800 following another successful Christmas lights fundraiser.

The work to deck out Marc's home had taken over a week to complete and judging by the many positive comments it has been worth it.

Marc's interest in Newbiggin follows a rescue undertaken over 20 years ago and over that time regular donations and fundraising has taken place for the benefit of the RNLI.


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For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email 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.

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