Enterprising weekend for Hartlepool RNLI fundraisers
Hartlepool RNLI Enterprise Branch members raised an impressive £709.00 for the charity that saves lives at sea whilst fundraising at the Jacksons Wharf pub during the 'Hartlepool Waterfront Festival' event that was held at Hartlepool Marina over the weekend.
Enterprise Branch chairman Beryl Sherry said ‘Once again the continued support from the team at Jacksons Wharf and generous donations from the public helped us raise this amazing amount to support the volunteer lifeboat crew members who are on call 24/7’.
The Enterprise Branch will be fundraising at the Marina way ASDA store from 10.00am onwards this Saturday 27th July.
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.