Business Awards donation to Hartlepool RNLI

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A cheque for £1,000 was presented to the Hartlepool RNLI at the College of Further Education today Friday 26th July on behalf of the Hartlepool Business Awards by the event co-ordinator Andrew Steel.

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Hartlepool Business Awards co-ordinator Andrew Steel(centre) with Mark Barker(left) and Tommy Price of Hartlepool RNLI.

The money was part of a sum raised at the recent Business Awards event that was held at the Borough Hall on the Headland.

Hartlepool RNLI Enterprise Branch fundraising co-ordinator Tommy Price said ‘On behalf of all the volunteers at the Ferry Road lifeboat station we would like to say a massive thank you to the Hartlepool Business Awards team and all the local businesses that made the night such a great success and contributed to this donation’

‘With more than 25 call outs this year already the support from Andrew Steel and his colleagues is so important to allow our volunteer crewmembers to carry on our role of saving lives at sea’.

Hartlepool Business Awards co-ordinator Andrew Steel said ‘As a business community we are delighted to support the vital work of the RNLI charity and the trustworthy and courageous volunteer crew members who help those in difficulty at sea’.

For more information please contact Tom Collins, Volunteer RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on: 01429 266103

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